Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards

The veterinary profession abounds with people who deserve recognition for their contributions to both animal and human health. These esteemed members of our community have dedicated themselves and their careers to a diverse range of disciplines – everything from agriculture, public health, humane education, animal welfare, clinical practice and research, to government activities and professional education. We wish to recognize these colleagues and the valuable work they do. That's why the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) are pleased to offer the following awards to individuals who have advanced the science and art of veterinary medicine, and who have shown exemplary concern for, and commitment to, the welfare and humane treatment of animals:

AVMA Advocacy Award

AVMA Animal Welfare Award

AVMA Award

AVMA Humane Award

AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

AVMA Clinical Research Award

AVMF/AKC Career Achievement Award in Canine Research

AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award

Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award

AVMA Meritorious Service Award

AVMA Public Service Award

AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize


Many of these awards would not be made possible without the generous financial assistance of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. We thank the Foundation, its donors and partners, for their ongoing support.​