AVMA Advocacy Award


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The AVMA Advocacy Award recognizes an individual for his/her contribution to advancing the AVMA's legislative agenda and advocating on behalf of the veterinary profession.

Nomination criteria

  • Nominees may be veterinarians or non-veterinarians
  • Veterinarians must be AVMA members
  • Nominations may be submitted by AVMA members, state veterinary medical associations (VMAs), allied organizations, AVMA committees or councils, the AVMA House of Delegates, or AVMA Board of Directors
  • Self-nominations will not be considered
  • 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

Nomination requirements

  • Interactive PDF nomination form
  • Curriculum vitae/resume or biography (not to exceed two double-sided typed pages)
  • Digital high resolution (300 d.p.i.) colored headshot photograph, suitable for publication
    • 5” x 7”
    • TIF or JPG format

Selection process

  • The AVMA Board of Directors selects the recipient
  • At the discretion of the AVMA Board of Directors, a recipient may not be selected in a given year if no nominee meets the criteria for selection