Two Brooke vets have been honoured by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for their outstanding dedication to improving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable working horses, donkeys and mules.
Brooke veterinary advisor Dr Ebony Escalona will receive the College’s new Inspiration Award which recognises those inspiring others with their actions and words. Ebony, who has worked at Brooke for four years, founded the Vets: Stay Go, or Diversify Facebook group which encourages fellow vets to share their experiences and ideas and has been heavily involved in the Learn Appeal Project which provides interactive veterinary, farriery and husbandry e-learning to rural communities with limited electricity and internet access.
Ebony has also been recently announced as the face of London Vet Show. The two day conference-led exhibition for veterinary professionals runs from 15 – 16 November at Excel London. Each year 10 inspiring individuals are chosen to represent the show to recognise their commitment and passion for their vocation.
Another Brooke veterinarian being recognised by The RSVC is Dr Alemayehu Mariam who will receive the International Award. For 11 years Alemayehu has been part of, and now leads, Ethiopia’s animal health programme which reaches almost 600,000 animals and has trained hundreds of animal health practitioners. He has also led vital work for Brooke including establishing a euthanasia programme for abandoned animals, community engagement projects and a drug and vaccine revolving fund to ensure sustainable medicines for millions of livestock.
Klara Saville, Brooke’s Global Animal Healthcare Senior Manager, said: “These prestigious awards are so well deserved, Ebony and Alemayehu dedicate their lives to helping improve the lives of millions of animals and supporting colleagues to do the same. I’m delighted they are being recognised for all their hard work. They are both great inspirations for the profession and Brooke are very lucky to have them.”
All awards will be presented at the College’s Annual General Meeting and awards ceremony, RCVS Day, on 13 July at the Royal Institute of British Architects.