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WSAVA Next Generation Award

This award acknowledges the work of a veterinarian who has graduated within the last ten years and who has contributed significantly to the betterment of companion animals, the veterinary profession and society at large. The winner will be active in continuing education, have a strong record in community service and will be working to bridge the gap between their generation and the others.


Dr Iveta Becvarova, Hill's Representative (left) and Dr Guyan Weeransinghe, recipient of the WSAVA-Hill's Next Generation Award 2018 (right)


  • Has graduated with a veterinary degree within the past 10 years
  • Work focusses on companion animals
  • Has an active track record in local/regional or international community
  • Is Socially responsible (i.e. part of projects that emphasize either One Health, Animal Welfare or the Human-Animal Bond)
  • Active in professional development (i.e. Involved in changing the way people do clinical practice, organize CPD etc)
  • Record of public, professional or other veterinary related services
  • Is a local pioneer to bridge the gap between their generation and the others
Preference is given to recipients from the region of the congress but ultimately the best candidate will be selected.


Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open. The deadline to submit a nomination is December 15th, 2019. 

What WSAVA Member Association are you a member of? If you are not a member, fill in 'none'
If you are nominating yourself, please fill in your details again. If you are nominating someone else, please fill in their details here
What WSAVA Member Association is the nominee a member of?
Please explain why the nominee, in your opinion, deserves to receive this award
Please upload the Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the nominee
Please upload a reference letter of a WSAVA Member Association
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