Animal Welfare Foundation named charity of the year by Veterinary Marketing Association

12 March 2018

Animal Welfare Foundation is a vet-led charity that was set up in 1983 with the aim of improving animal welfare

The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) has selected the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) as their charity of the year.

The VMA, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping its members achieve marketing excellence within animal health, has offered a range of support, including raising awareness and funds at their Veterinary Marketing Awards event taking place on Friday 16 March, and marketing support through VMA's marketing workshops.

AWF is a small vet-led charity that was set up in 1983 to improve animal welfare through research funding, supporting veterinary education, providing pet care advice and encouraging debate on animal welfare issues. The charity is supported by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the leading representative body for vets in the UK.

VMA Chair Jane Manning said:

“Whilst marketing excellence is the core of our mission, animal health is at the heart of what we do.

“Promoting veterinary education, products and services in a profession and industry which ultimately strives to optimise animal welfare, the VMA is delighted to support the AWF as its chosen charity, in whatever way we can."

Chris Laurence, AWF Chairman, welcomed VMA's support:

“We are delighted to be working with the Veterinary Marketing Association this year and are grateful for the support they are offering the charity.

“As a small independent charity, support both in the form of donations and through other ways such as access to networking and training is very much appreciated.”