Nominations are open through March 1, 2017, for the AVMA Humane Award and Animal Welfare Award, and through April 1, 2017, for the Bustad Companion Animal of the Year Award. See the individual award pages for details and nominating forms. Nominations for all other awards are closed and will reopen in Fall 2017.
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. The following awards are presented 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: