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 Renowned veterinary professionals recognized with 2016 AVMA and AVMF awards

​(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) August 9, 2016—Awards honoring the veterinarians who have made significant contributions to the advancement of animal and public health are announced annually at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention. The AVMA and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) awards are presented at various venues throughout the convention. The following individuals whose contributions have made a positive, lasting impression on veterinary medicine are the 2016 award recipients:

“These esteemed members of our community have dedicated so much time and energy to the betterment of our profession—and what it means and brings to all of us who call veterinary medicine both our passion and our profession,” said Dr. Joe Kinnarney, AVMA president. “They represent the very best in all areas of veterinary medicine, from education and public service to research and private practice. And so, we wish to recognize them and their valuable work, which has enabled us to make continual strides in advancing the health and well-being of both animals and people.”

“We are fortunate to have such caring, dedicated professionals who are committed to improving our ability to treat animals through the development of new technologies and carefully designed research,” said Dr. John R. Brooks, chair, AVMF Board of Directors. “These awardees have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of both animals and people across the country and around the globe, and have enabled us to forge new relationships and make significant progress in addressing the most important issues facing veterinary medicine. We congratulate this year’s award recipients and thank them for all that they do for the veterinary profession.”

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