This award is for a qualified veterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the welfare of companion animals in its widest context.
This award is presented annually by the Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity.
2023 Winner – Sean Wensley, BVSc MSc FRCVS
Dr Sean Wensley BVSc MSc FRCVS is an advocate for small animal welfare. He has contributed to animal welfare and conservation projects on five continents and is an Honorary Lecturer
in Animal Welfare at the University of Nottingham, as well as a Guest Lecturer in Animal Welfare at Queen’s University Belfast. He chairs the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe’s (FVE) Animal Welfare Working Group and was President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) from 2015 to 2016. He has recently published a book called Through a Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals as well as publishing numerous scientific papers.