October 15, 2011

 

 AVMA seeks award nominations

posted September 28, 2011
 
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The AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting nominations for their 2012 awards to recognize individuals who have made key contributions to veterinary medicine or animal welfare.

The Association will present the awards at the 149th AVMA Annual Convention, Aug. 4-7 in San Diego. Many of the honors include a monetary award, travel expenses, or both. 

AVMA Award

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 Humane Award

This award recognizes a nonveterinarian for achievements in advancing the welfare of animals.  

AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award 

This award recognizes a veterinary researcher for lifetime achievements in basic, applied, or clinical research. 

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 Practitioner Research Award

This award recognizes an AVMA member who, while in private practice, has made substantial research contributions to advance the veterinary profession.  

AVMA Public Service Award

This award recognizes an AVMA member for contributions to public health and regulatory veterinary medicine.  

AVMF/American Kennel Club Career Achievement Award in Canine Research 

This award recognizes an AVMA member's long-term contributions to canine research.

AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award 

This award recognizes contributions to advancing feline health and welfare through research.  

Charles River Prize

The Charles River Commitment to Humane Animal Research Through Excellence and Responsibility program sponsors this award for an AVMA member who has contributed to laboratory animal science.  

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. 

Nominations

The deadline is Feb. 1, 2012, for award nominations, except the nomination deadline is March 1, 2012, 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 Finney, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6737.

AVMA Advocacy Award—Dr. Mark T. Lutschaunig, (800) 321-1473, Ext. 3205.

Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, AVMA Animal Welfare Award, AVMA Humane Award—Kathy Sikora, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6635.

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.

AVMA Public Service Award—Jennifer McBride, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6712.