Paul McGreevy wins global animal welfare award

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Professor Paul McGreevy
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University of Sydney Professor Paul McGreevy has been recognised with one of the most prestigious veterinary awards in the world for his pioneering contribution to animal welfare.

Professor Paul McGreevy—who was featured in Vet Practice magazine in 2017—has been named a winner in the World Veterinary Association’s 2020 Global Animal Welfare Awards.

The awards recognise individuals and institutions for going ‘above and beyond’ in protecting animals and promoting animal welfare.

“This is a very welcome award because it recognises that veterinarians are now expected to be advocates for animal welfare,” said Professor Paul McGreevy, from the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. 

A ceremony announcing the recipients of the 2020 Global Animal Welfare Awards was held on 29 October during the WVA Virtual Seminar on the Impact of COVID-19 on the veterinary profession.

 “I want to thank my students, colleagues and my dean for their support of animal welfare research,” Professor McGreevy said.

In 2019 Professor McGreevy was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Impact Award for showing how the training of veterinary surgeons can lead to international impact on animal welfare.

In 2017 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Canine Health Awards.

Professor McGreevy works closely with the RSPCA Australia and has also spearheaded a number of initiatives including One Welfare teaching portalVetCompass, and Dogmanship.

“Paul McGreevy is an inspirational veterinary scientist whose contribution to the One Welfare agenda has been justifiably recognised,” said Professor Frazer Allan, head of School and dean of Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

“The University of Sydney is immensely proud of his achievements.”

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