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BEVA Trust wins award

The BEVA Trust, which is the charitable arm of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), has been awarded a prestigious award for its contribution to equine welfare. The Trust was presented with the BHS Welfare Award 'for excellent service in the cause of equine welfare'. The award was presented by BHS president Martin Clunes to BELL'S Julian Samuelson, as chair of the BEVA Trust and Fiona Cunnington, the Trust secretary, at the BHS annual award ceremony held at Saddlers Hall in London at the end of last year.

The BEVA Trust provides opportunities and funding to allow veterinary members to volunteer for projects that enhance equine welfare. Through the Trust, volunteers have supported the BHS Health Care Campaign. 729 horses have now attended health care clinics around the country and 342 horses have been castrated over the past two years with the aim to try and reduce unnecessary breeding.

On accepting the award, Julian said "Since the start of the project our vets and veterinary nurses have volunteered their time and worked tirelessly at 16 clinics around the country. They have helped microchip, passport, vaccinate and castrate horses recognised by welfare officers as needing help. I am extremely proud to accept this award on their behalf".

Congratulations to all involved in this invaluable scheme. To find out more about the BEVA Trust's work, follow the link HERE.