AVMA seeks nominations for awards recognizing
contributions to profession
The AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting nominations for their 2011 awards for veterinarians and some nonveterinarians who have made key contributions to veterinary medicine or animal welfare.
The Associations will present the awards at the 148th AVMA Annual Convention, July 16-19 in St. Louis. Many awards include a monetary award, travel expenses, or both.
The Association's highest honor recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to organized veterinary medicine.
Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award
The AVMA, Delta Society, and Hill's Pet Nutrition co-sponsor this award to recognize outstanding work by a veterinarian in preserving human-animal relationships.
AVMA Advocacy Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member or a nonveterinarian for advancing the AVMA legislative agenda and advocating on behalf of the veterinary profession.
AVMA Animal Welfare Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member for achievements in advancing the welfare of animals.
AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
This award recognizes a veterinarian for lifetime achievements in basic, applied, or clinical research.
AVMA Practitioner Research Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to research while working in private practice.
AVMF/AKC Career Achievement Award in Canine Research
The AVMF and American Kennel Club created this award to recognize contributions to canine research.
AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award
The AVMF and Winn Feline Foundation created this award to recognize contributions to feline research.
Charles River Prize
The Charles River Foundation created this award to recognize contributions to laboratory animal medicine and science.
AVMA Humane Award
This award recognizes a nonveterinarian for achievements in advancing the welfare of animals.
AVMA Meritorious Service Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to veterinary medicine through activities outside organized veterinary medicine and research.
AVMA Public Service Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member for contributions to public health and regulatory veterinary medicine.
Royal Canin Award
The Royal Canin Veterinary Diet sponsors this award to recognize a veterinarian whose recent work in clinical research or the basic sciences has contributed to small animal medicine and surgery.
XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize
This award recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to international understanding of veterinary medicine.
The deadline is Feb. 1, 2011, for award nominations, except the nomination deadline is March 1, 2011, for the Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award.
Information about the awards and nomination forms are available by visiting www.avma.org/awards or by contacting AVMA staff as follows:
AVMA Award, AVMA Meritorious Service Award, Charles River Prize, Royal Canin Award, XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize—Julie Granstrom, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6605, or e-mail
AVMA Advocacy Award—Dr. Mark T. Lutschaunig, (800) 321-1473, Ext. 3205, or e-mail
AVMA Animal Welfare Award, Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal of the Year Veterinarian Award, AVMA Humane Award—Kathy Sikora, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6635, or e-mail
AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award, AVMA Practitioner Research Award, AVMF/AKC Career Achievement Award in Canine Research, AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award—Eileen Hoblit, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6778, or e-mail
AVMA Public Service Award—Jennifer McBride, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6712, or e-mail