Top award for Grimston vet’s animal welfare work

Vet Molly McKay receives her award at a ceremony in Birmingham
Vet Molly McKay receives her award at a ceremony in Birmingham

Grimston vet Molly McKay has won a top award for her work towards the wellbeing and safety of farm animals.

She was chosen as winner of the coveted Farm Animal Welfare Award 2014 at Ceva’s Animal Welfare Awards and last week she was presented with her trophy at a ceremony in Birmingham.

The awards are aimed at recognising volunteers, charity workers and veterinary professionals who have gone the extra mile in improving animal welfare around the world.

Molly, who is based at Norfolk Farm Vets in Grimston, works relentlessly to ensure the health and wellbeing of her farm animal patients. Outside of work, she teaches veterinary students about farming husbandry and has set up the Aspire to Farm awards to encourage new blood into the profession.

She said: “These awards help bring welfare to the top of the agenda in our industry, exactly where it should be.

“To have been nominated by a farmer really helps show how important welfare is for them. Farm animals are the backbone of our communities and the whole farming community needs to be recognised for the great welfare work that happens every day, from farmers, farm vets and anyone else involved in the production and upkeep of livestock.

“I can’t walk away from anything sick without giving it my all to help improve the wellbeing of that animal, so to be recognised in an industry welfare award is a huge personal honour.”