AWF is pleased to announce that it will be providing sponsorship to the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) to help support companion animal research and surveillance.


From 7th to 10th April AWF and the Links Group will be exhibiting at BSAVA Congress and holding an in depth press conference to inform delegates about the Links Project and launch the Links Veterinary Training Initiative. Visit us on Stand 900A.


This year AWF and BVNA have got together again to offer two free places to veterinary nurses, via a competition. The two winners will be picked according to their answers and will be given a free ticket to the Forum and reception, plus up to £50 towards travel expenses.  For more information, take a look at our BVNA Competition page.

AWF wishes to expand the scope of its research grants to include any species and encourage small projects. This year we’ll be inviting students to conduct research that has a practical and positive impact on raising animal welfare standards and is based on sound scientific principles.

We have a new full time vacancy for a Development and Fundraising Manager.  For more information and to apply, please follow the link below to our vacancy page:


Head to our speaker page to find out about this year's Discussion Forum speakers. 

Every year AWF sends experienced vets to give educational talks on animal welfare to veterinary students.   Here Jessica Timmins, the AVS Representative for RVC, reports on a talk given by our trustee Chris Laurence.


Monday 11th January was the first day back after Christmas for many of our vet students, but post Christmas blues didn’t stop over 100 of them turning up to hear prolific speaker Chris Laurence discussing Dangerous Dogs.

Tickets are now on sale for AWF's annual Discussion Forum, taking place on 6 June 2016.  



We'll be debating and discussing: 

 - The Animal Welfare Act

 - Non Traditional Companion Animals (Exotics)

 - The Role of the Vet and the Economics of Intensive Farming


CPD certificates are provided and we've frozen our prices again this year:

Animal Welfare Foundation is exhibiting at BVNA Congress in Telford from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October.  Come and visit us at stand P3 for a chat, find out more about what the charity does and pick up some of our helpful resources.

We have funds available to support research into the disease and welfare of horses, cattle and sheep through our Norman Hayward Fund.


Applications are welcome from academic and practice based researchers, who can demonstrate that their project will have a practical positive impact on the welfare of these animals. 


Full details are on our Grants pages:  How to Apply