AWF trustee, Daniella Dos Santos, on running the London Marathon to raise vital funds for AWF.



AWF urges vet professionals to use their influence to advise clients against buying pets as Christmas presents.


The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) has launched a new series of free films to help owners support the health and welfare needs of their horses. The films cover body condition scoring, teeth care, euthanasia and stereotypical behaviour.

Being a trustee of the Animal Welfare Foundation means getting fully involved with the charity’s work.  As well as directing the charity's strategy, our trustees undertake a whole raft of activities from giving welfare talks at vet schools and writing educational materials to chairing Discussion Forum sessions.  Some even go so far as to cycle all the way to South Africa, as Graham Duncanson did in 2016, raising £11,000 for us!

Come and meet AWF at this year's London Vet Show on stand FA46.  This is a great opportunity to talk to the trustees who run the charity.  So stop by and have a chat if you'd like to know more about what we do or speak to a veterinary professional about anything to do with animal welfare.


The impact of liver fluke infection on the welfare of horses is an AWF funded project underway at the University of Liverpool, led by Professor Diana Williams. Liver fluke is a common parasite of sheep and cattle in the UK, but although preliminary evidence suggests that it occurs regularly in horses, there is a lack of advice on its diagnosis, treatment and prevention. 


The Links Group, which trains veterinary professionals to spot the signs of non accidental injury to animals, has created a free online course for human healthcare professionals. 


Veterinary nurses attending this year's BVNA Congress will have the opportunity to meet the Animal Welfare Foundation on stand P26, where we'll be offering stand visitors an exclusive 10% off Discussion Forum tickets


Veterinary students can learn more about animal welfare thanks to AWF’s series of free talks and debates, delivered by expert speakers and aimed at helping prepare students for life in practice. These interactive sessions are delivered by knowledgeable speakers with a wealth of experience to impart to future vets. Topics include exotics, euthanasia, dangerous dogs and farm animal welfare.  To book a talk for your school visit our student page:

Vets are calling on prospective dog owners to think twice before buying a puppy after breeding and hereditary defects came out as vets’ top animal health and welfare concern, with the number of vets citing it as a pressing issue more than doubling in the past two years, according to figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) revealed during Puppy Awareness Week (4-10 September).