VALE Spokeperson Dr Sue Foster has been awarded the 2020 David Bayvel Award by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Animal Welfare Chapter. The criteria for a recipient of this award is "Their work must have clear benefits in improving the welfare of specific animal populations in such fields as education, research, policy, advocacy, or extension".
Sue's contributions were also recognised by The University of Sydney Faculty of Science in August 2019. Sue won the Faculty of Science’s Alumni Achievement Award for the Service to Humanity category in 2019. The Faculty stated "These awards honour our foremost thinkers and brightest achievers."