November 01, 2012

 

 Nominees invited for 2013 Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards

 

Posted on October 17, 2012
 
Photo by R. Scott Nolen
 
The AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting nominations for the 2013 Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards, which recognize contributions to the profession and to animal welfare.
 
The awards will be presented at the 150th AVMA Annual Convention, July 19-23, 2013, in Chicago.

The AVMA Award

The Association’s pre-eminent award recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to organized veterinary medicine.

Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award

The AVMA, Pet Partners, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition co-sponsor this award to recognize a veterinarian for pioneering work in the field of the human-animal bond.

AVMA Meritorious Service Award

This award recognizes a veterinarian who has brought honor and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities outside organized veterinary medicine and research.

AVMF/AKC Career Achievement Award in Canine Research

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and American Kennel Club established this award for an AVMA member who has contributed to canine research.

AVMF/Winn Excellence in Feline Research Award

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Winn Feline Foundation established this award for an individual who has contributed to feline research.

AVMA Advocacy Award

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

AVMA Practitioner Research Award

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

AVMA Public Service Award

This award recognizes an AVMA member for outstanding public service or education of veterinarians in public service activities.

AVMA 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, 2013, for award nominations, except the nomination deadline is March 1, 2013, for the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award.
 
Information about the awards and nomination forms are available by visiting www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Awards. The contact for the Bustad award is Kathy Sikora, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6635, or ksikora@avma.org. The contact for other awards is Cheri Kowal, (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6691, or ckowal@avma.org.