We are delighted to announce that the hard work and dedication of Dr Zhijuan Yin of ACTAsia has been recognised as part of the World Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Awards. The awards, which are in their second year and are supported by Ceva Santé Animale, honour five veterinarians for their exemplary work in protecting and promoting animal welfare.
Dr Yin, who is a veterinarian from the Guangxi province of China, was bestowed one of the awards due to her all round dedication to animal welfare, both in her veterinary clinic and working with the charity ACTAsia and other local animal protection groups. Dr Yin has her own veterinary clinic where since 2008, she has highlighted the importance of animal welfare during day to day clinical operations. Additionally, she uses her skills and knowledge to provide care and low cost TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) services for local animal protection groups. As a result, her impact on improving animal welfare standards is enormous. Since 2010, Dr Yin has worked with the charity, ACTAsia who runs a “Train the Trainer” veterinary program in China, in cooperation with Vets for Compassion (Australia). The project aims to improve veterinary skills at the same time as instilling a deep understanding of animal welfare. Dr Yin recently took the lead in organizing training in a remote area of China called Qinghai.
International Cat Care has been a proud supporter of some of ACTAsia’s veterinary training work in the past and we were delighted to have offered a complimentary place to Dr Yin on our ISFM Asia-Pacific Congress in Thailand last November.