CEVA Animal Welfare Awards 2019
Professor Jacky Reid, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow and CEO of the innovative research company, NewMetrica, has won the Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare Award at the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards.
Professor Reid and her multi-disciplinary team of renowned academics have dedicated over 20 years to researching pain and quality of life measurement in pets. Her work into these vital areas at the University of Glasgow and, since retiring from the University, as part of NewMetrica is truly innovative and widely respected and she works tirelessly to broaden its reach for the benefit of the welfare of animals.
The awards were hosted by TV presenter and animal lover, Matt Baker, and renowned retired veterinary surgeon, Chris Laurence MBE FRCVS, who puts his name to the Vet of the Year Award. They recognise the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries, who go beyond the call of duty to better the lives of animals around the world. The awards’ ceremony on 3 April in the run up to BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) Congress saw praise bestowed on all the shortlisted nominees and winners were announced across eight categories.
Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Reid, said: “I am honoured and delighted to have won the Outstanding Contribution to Animal Welfare Award at the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards and I would like to thank my colleagues at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier and the team at NewMetrica for their hard work in ensuring that the welfare of animals is at the forefront of everything that we do.”