Sri Lankan veterinary surgeon Dr Nalinika Obeyesekere has become the first recipient of the WSAVA’s new award for companion animal welfare.
Developed by the WSAVA’s Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC), the award recognises individual veterinary surgeons who have made a significant contribution to animal welfare and inspired others to play their part.
“Nalinika’s approach to animal welfare is grounded in science and this has enabled her to lobby successfully on a range of welfare issues with government agencies and other stakeholders,” said co-chair of the WSAVA AWWC, Dr Melinda Merck. “Nalinika is a beacon of excellence in Sri Lanka and beyond.”
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