The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWA&F) are absolutely delighted that their Vet Specialist Advisor, Dr Richard Saunders has been recognised as an animal welfare hero and awarded the prestigious title of Chris Laurence Vet of the Year , at the 2018 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards.

Richard was nominated for his dedication to improving rabbit welfare, in particular the huge amount of work involved in getting a new vaccine in to the UK to protect all pet rabbits against an emerging deadly disease (RVHD2). We all owe Richard a huge debt of thanks for his success in doing so, and for protecting all pet rabbits. So far we estimate in the region of 70,000 rabbits have been vaccinated thanks to Richard.