AVMA Advocacy Award

Nomination Form—Deadline: February 1, 2015

The award is given as needed up to once a year to an individual to recognize his/her contribution to advance the AVMA's Legislative Agenda and advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession. 


  • Nominees may be veterinarians or non-veterinarians
  • Veterinarians must be AVMA members
  • Nominations may be made by AVMA Members, State VMAs, Allied organizations, AVMA committees or councils, House of Delegates, or AVMA Executive Board
  • No self-nominations accepted
  • Nominations must recognize efforts related to state or federal advocacy to advance the AVMA's Legislative Agenda and advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession

Supporting Material 

  • Each nomination must include:
    • A completed nomination form
    • A copy of the candidates resume/curriculum vitae or biography (not to exceed two pages)

Selection Process

  • The AVMA Executive Board selects the recipient of the AVMA Advocacy Award
  • At the discretion of the AVMA Executive Board, an award may not be presented every year

Nominations should be sent to "AVMA Advocacy Award", AVMF, 1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100,  Schaumburg, IL 60173 for receipt no later than the deadline date specified above.


​Direct Questions regarding this award to Jody Beckford, AVMF, 847-285-6709.


2014 Senator Jerry Moran
2013 The Honorable Kurt Schrader
2012 Senator Debbie Stabenow




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