Submitted by Steve on 13:05, 18th Dec, 2014 | 0

This Christmas could you vote for the GSPCA, a staff member or volunteer for an award?

The Petplan and ADCH Awards -

Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) have joined forces for the third year of these Animal Charity Awards.

The inspirational event celebrates outstanding animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK who go that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need. Petplan has worked closely with animal rehoming centres for over 30 years and sees first-hand the fantastic work that goes on every day to help improve the welfare of animals.

These awards provide an opportunity for people to recognise the dedication and commitment of charity staff and volunteers, and give pet owners a chance to say 'thank you'. 

Last year after more than 5000 nominations a member of the GSPCA team was lucky enough to be selected as a finalist in the Animal Charity Employee of the Year category.

Yvonne Chauvel our Senior Animal Care Assistant and longest serving staff member was the lucky lady and everyone was extremely proud of her and that all the wonderful work she puts in had been recognised.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "At the GSPCA we were so very proud of Yvonne Chauvel for the wonderful news that she was a finalist in the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards."

"We have a fantastic team here at the GSPCA and have o many wonderful volunteers and staff."Yvonne Chauvel GSPCA Guernsey ADCH Petplan Awards

"The awards are now open for 2015 and it would be fantastic if in Guernsey we could be recognised once again for having some amazing people that do wonderful things for animals."

"It is really easy to vote online and the three categories are Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year, Animal Charity Employee of the Year and Animal Charity Team of the Year."

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said "It was quite sad that I was unable to make it across for the award evening due to fog, but it was such an honour that I was short listed as a finalist from so many people."

"My sister went along and she called to let me know the winner of the Charity Staff Member of the Year for 2014 was Jenna Martyn from the Blue Cross in Burford and I’ve seen the video of what she does and it really is amazing."

"My sister and I were invited by Petplan which was so very kind."

"I received my finalist trophy back in May and it is just wonderful."

"Watching the videos of all of the finalists on youtube brought tears to my eyes as there are so many good people helping animals in fantastic ways."

"The awards are now open for the 2015 awards and it would be great if Guernsey could be represented once again."

To find out more and to nominate please go to

The Ceva Awards -

Could you vote for someone in Guernsey for an Animal Welfare Award with Ceva for their work, commitment or volunteering contributions.

We are blessed with many volunteers and committed individuals that help across the Bailiwick of Guernsey in animal welfare around the clock every day.

The categories to nominate are -

  • Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award (in association with The Veterinary Times) This award is to recognise a veterinary surgeon working in practice that follows the footsteps of Chris by educating pet owners and consistently demonstrating their commitment to the continued improvement of animal welfare.
  • VN Times Welfare Nurse of the Year Award (in association with Vet Nursing Times) This award is to give recognition to a veterinary nurse working in practice who has shown real commitment to improving and championing excellent animal welfare within their practice.
  • Charity Professional of the Year Award (in association with PDSA) This award is for an individual who works within a charity organisation who is consistently driven to perform to the best of their ability, with the single minded goal of helping save and improve the lives of animals in need.
  • Charity of the Year Award (in association with Your Dog and Your Cat magazines) This award is for an awe inspiring team whose drive and passionate dedication has changed the lives of animals for the better. Improving the standard of animal welfare wherever they can, tirelessly promoting and championing their cause.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award (in association with Blue Cross) This award is for someone who, through their amazing dedication and tenacity has helped improve animal welfare and who in their own free time goes above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of animals either in the UK or internationally.
  • Farm Animal Welfare of the Year Award (in association with NADIS and RABI) This award is for someone who works within the farming industry, and who strives to provide or encourage high standards of ethical and compassionate farm animal welfare. We want to award someone who has made a tangible difference to the welfare of farm animals through direct action or through education awareness.
  • International Cat Welfare of the Year Award (in association with International Cat Care) This award is for someone working internationally and not in paid employment by a charity. We are looking for someone who has provided voluntary help with a feline welfare project and in so-doing have contributed towards making sustainable local changes.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Once again the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards are a wonderful way in celebrating and recognising the wonderful work that goes on every year and we would love Islanders to think of individuals they could nominate to recognise their work."

"From the Vet of the Year to the Volunteer of the Year, Farm Animal Welfare Award to Vet Nurse of the Year there are some great categories to show your appreciation to some of the outstanding individuals that make a real difference to animals lives."

"We use and sell a variety of products from Ceva to help the animals in our care and if anyone is interested in finding out more then please pop into our Shop area or call 01481 257261."

To see the  current prices of the ADAPTIL or Feliway products at the GSPCA please click here.

For more information about Ceva and the Awards and to nominate please go to -

Closing date is January 13th 2015.

Having launched in 2000, Ceva Animal Health markets pioneering animal health products in the livestock, swine, equine and companion animal sectors.

Ceva is committed to carrying out research and trials to improve veterinary and animal owner knowledge.

They pride themselves on the relationships they have forged within the UK’s leading animal charities and key opinion leaders. They support the veterinary professional and owners with education through hard-hitting and innovative marketing campaigns and CPD.

Ceva is a company that acknowledges and rewards those who work to improve the welfare and care of animals, which is why they have created the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare. They are approaching their third year of this successful endeavor to formerly recognise and thank those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.


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