RCVS Compassion Award

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The RCVS Compassion Award

This is a new award to be bestowed for the first time in 2021, to reflect the focus of the RCVS on compassion, as part of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan.

It will be awarded to a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse at any stage of their career who has demonstrated compassion towards fellow professionals and/or members of the animal-owning public. This may be as part of a one-off initiative or sustained over a longer period of time, but the individual needs to have made a significant impact and shown genuine compassion above and beyond what might have been expected of them as part of their day-to-day work.

Although showing compassion to animals is a key part of a veterinary professional’s role, this award is to recognise compassion towards our fellow human beings.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsRoyal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Awarded at event

Event titleRoyal College Day
LocationRCVS, 1 Great George Street, Westminster, SW1p 3AA, London, United KingdomShow on map
Period8 Jul 2022


  • RCVS
  • Compassion
  • Award
  • Mental Health