The Victory Medal was established in 1919 to celebrate the Allied victory in the First World War, when the veterinary profession was responsible for the welfare of over a million horses.
The medal is awarded for outstanding contribution to the Society or the Veterinary Profession as a whole. Initially this was awarded annually. There is currently one medal remaining and its future is under review.
Centenary Prize Awards
This prize was established in the Central Veterinary Society’s centenary year: 1970. Initially this consisted of an essay competition, later this became a lecture. Currently the Centenary prize is awarded to the speaker who delivered the best lecture of the previous lecture series and consists of a cheque for £100. This prize is not necessarily awarded every year.