Canine specialist scoops prestigious Simon Award

Dr Dylan Clements.

Dr Dylan Clements honoured for his outstanding contributions to veterinary surgery
A canine specialist has won a prestigious award for his outstanding contributions to veterinary surgery.
Dr Dylan Clements from the University of Edinburgh received the Simon Award at the 2018 BSAVA Congress in Birmingham.
A senior lecturer in small animal surgery at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, Dr Clements carries out research into the genetic basis and functional aspects of canine osteoarthritis. He also leads the Dogslife Project – the largest, long-term study of canine health in the world.
Commenting on his award, Dr Clements said: “I am very honoured to receive the Simon Award and would like to thank the many colleagues with whom I work with, and the undergraduate students, postgraduate students and residents I have been lucky enough to supervise.
“Receipt of the award is wonderful recognition for our work together to advance the field of veterinary surgery.”
Awarded annually, the Simon Award is named after a golden retriever guide dog whose sight was restored by pioneering veterinary surgery. It was set up in 1962 by Mr J Thomas, in appreciation of the work and the surgical skills that made it possible.