BSAVA Award - JA Wight Memorial Award

This award is presented annually by the Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity.




This award is for a qualified veterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of companion animals in its widest context.


2024 Winner – Shaun Opperman BVSc MRCVS

Shaun is Veterinary Director at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and in over 30 years employment, he’s given a vital second chance to thousands of homeless dogs and cats. His interests include soft tissue surgery, canine respiratory disease, and shelter medicine and metrics. He was a founder member of the Association of Charity Vets and has contributed chapters to the BSAVA manual of shelter medicine. This award is presented annually by the Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity.