Awards 2014

Leading veterinarians from around the world have been recognised in our annual Awards for 2014.


The WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement

This was presented to Dr Michael Herrtage, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Cambridge Veterinary School, UK, in recognition of  his contribution to small animal internal medicine, especially in endocrinology. Dr Herrtage is a Diplomate of both the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. 


The WSAVA Global Meritorious Service Award

This was made to Dr Lawson  Cairns. Dr Cairns trained in Scotland but has run a practice in Hillcrest, near Durban, for 40 years. He received the award  in recognition of the work he has done to raise standards of continuing education (CE) across Africa.



The WSAVA Global One Health Award

This was made to Professor Lucille Blumberg of the National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD) in South Africa. She is currently heading the country's response team to the ebola outbreak in West Africa.




The WSAVA Hill's Pet Mobility Award

This was made to Professor Kenneth Johnson, Director of Orthopaedics at the University of Sydney, in recognition of his work in the field of canine and feline orthopaedic medicine and surgery.




The WSAVA Hill's Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award

This was made to Dr Gen Kato, Director of the Daktari Animal Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, in recognition of his work to promote companion animal healthcare and the family-pet-veterinary bond.




The WSAVA Henry Schein Cares Award for International Community Service

This was presented to  South African vet Annelize Roos, the founder of EnviroVet CNV, a satellite community veterinary clinic under the umbrella of the South African Veterinary Association Community Veterinary Clinics (SAVA).



The WSAVA President's Award

This was presented to Dr Larry Dee, an American veterinarian, a former president of both the WSAVA and the WSAVA Foundation. Dr Dee, who co-owns a 20-doctor companion animal practice in Florida and is a Charter Diplomate of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, has served our profession with great distinction.