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Vets recognised for efforts to improve animal care

Experts from the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have won prestigious awards for their contributions to the profession.

Richard Mellanby has received the 2016 Petplan Scientific Achievement Award for his contributions to clinical research. 

Also receiving an award is Heather Bacon, who has won the CEVA Chris Laurence Vet of the Year award in recognition of her commitment to the continued improvement of animal welfare.

Outstanding achievements

Richard is Head of Small Animal Medicine at the University’s Hospital for Small Animals and a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow. His research focuses on understanding the factors involved in the initiation and resolution of inflammation in animals.

Heather leads education programmes to improve the care of animals around the world. She is Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager in the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education.

These awards are fiercely competitive so I am delighted to see two exceptional members of staff recognised for their achievements.

Professor David ArgyleHead of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

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