Excellence in Research, Teaching or Service

Closing date for the next round of nominations: 28th of February 2023

These two, separate awards are presented every two years to honour contributions to: Research in Veterinary Parasitology or Outstanding Contributions to Veterinary Parasitology.

For the research award, the candidate should have carried out research that is recognised as outstanding and made a significant to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary parasitology and /or the control of parasitic diseases.

For the award for Outstanding Contributions to Veterinary Parasitology, activities may include service or teaching that are recognised as excellent and significant to the promotion, support, teaching or learning, broadly defined, of veterinary parasitology.

Any member of the WAAVP may nominate a candidate by forwarding a letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the specific award.

The nominator should arrange for a copy of the nominee’s Curriculum vitae and five (5) letters in support of the nomination to be sent to the Secretary/ Treasurer.

The letter should indicate clearly either:

  • Outstanding contribution to research, the impact on the field and other evidence of the recognition of the research
  • Outstanding service, promotion, support, teaching, contributions to training or teaching material in veterinary parasitology.
 Year  Research  Teaching or Service
 1993  James Armour  EJ Lawson Soulsby
1995 Jitender P Dubey Jaques Euzeby
1997 Maxwell Murray Peter Nansen
1999 Desmond Hennessy Johannes Eckert
2001 Roger Prichard Gerhard Shad
2003 Peter Waller Not awarded
2005 RC Andrew Thompson Not awarded
2007 Not awarded Peter Holdsworth
2009 Robin Gasser Not awarded
2011 Jozef Vercruysse Lydden Polley
2013 Richard Wall Roger Prichard
2015 Carlos Lanusse Not awarded
2017 Peter Deplazes Not awarded
2019 Domenico Otranto Not awarded
2021 Gad Baneth Diana Williams


The World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) is a not-for-profit organization for scientists who study the parasites of non-human animals, encompassing helminthology, protozoology and entomology. WAAVP membership is open to veterinarians and others who are actively interested in the advancement of veterinary parasitology, anywhere in the world. Members receive a newsletter twice a year and members are welcome, and encouraged, to contribute to this. The Association gathers at a biennial scientific conference.

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