WVS will be well represented at this years CEVA animal welfare awards in April, with both WVS CEO, Luke Gamble and Mission Rabies International Director, Kate Shervell finalists for separate awards.
Luke is a finalist for 'Charity Professional of the Year Award' with his outstanding contribution to animal welfare through Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS). Luke founded WVS at the end of 2002 and ever since has been working relentlessly to improve the treatment and welfare of all species across the world. Luke is also the founder of the Mission Rabies initiative, our largest project to date, which saw over 60,000 dogs vaccinated against rabies during September 2013, saving the lives of dogs and humans in India. The focus of Mission Rabies is to eliminate rabies in global rabies hotspots, protecting both children and dogs who are the main victims of the world's deadliest zoonotic disease. Kate is the finalist for the 'International Cat Care Welfare Award'. Kate has a great passion for cat welfare and has volunteered on many feline trips with both WVS as well as other organisations, dedicating both her time and knowledge to improve cat welfare across the globe. In 2013 she helped run the first Marchig/WVS Cat Welfare Training Course at our International Training Centre which provided training on best practice techniques in feline welfare to Indian Vets, the cat course was a landmark achievement for both WVS and Cat Welfare.
We are delighted that WVS' Luke and Kate have been nominated as finalists for the CEVA Welfare Awards in their respected fields as this is a huge achievement for them both. Congratulations to you both.