Nomination Form - Deadline April 1, 2017
The current holder of this award is Dr. Jody Sandler.
Named for the late Leo K. Bustad, DVM, PhD, a former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and founder of the Delta Society (now Pet Partners), this award recognizes the outstanding work of veterinarians in preserving and protecting the human-animal bond.
In addition to a physical award, the winner will be reimbursed for travel for the award ceremony at the VLC and a related speaking engagement at the AVMA Convention.
Anyone 18 years or older may nominate an eligible veterinarian.
Each nomination must include:
Nominations should be sent to AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards, Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, AVMA, 1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on animal welfare awards and other activities please visit the Animal Welfare section of this website.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
RECENT RECIPIENTS:2016 Jody Sandler, DVM, New York2015 Melissa Bain, DVM, California2014 Bess Pierce, DVM, Virginia2013 Benjamin Hart, DVM, California2012 Thomas Cantanzaro, DVM, Australia2011 Nancy Kay, DVM, California2010 Ken Gorczyca, DVM, California2009 Brian Forsgren, DVM, Ohio2008 Jane Shaw, DVM, Colorado2007 Samuel Costello, DVM, Ohio2006 Richard Meadows, DVM, DABVP, Missouri2005 Marie Suthers-McCabe, DVM, Virginia2004 Kathy Mitchener, DVM, Tennessee2003 Brenda Griffin, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Alabama