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Nominations open for AVMA Excellence Awards

AVMA Awards Rewarding Excellence - Showcasing Veterinary Knowledge Nominations Due Feb. 15Do you know a colleague or mentor who is doing amazing things for our profession?  If so, don’t miss your chance to honor and thank them with a nomination for an AVMA Excellence Award. Nominations are now open for the 2019 awards program, and there are awards to recognize excellence in every aspect of veterinary medicine.

The AVMA Excellence Awards give us an opportunity to honor educators, researchers, clinical practitioners, veterinary advocates, and those who are not veterinarians but whose work has contributed significantly to advancing veterinary medicine. The variety of awards shows the breadth of veterinary medicine, the diversity of veterinary careers, and the many ways in which veterinary professionals protect both animal and human health:

  • AVMA Advocacy Award
  • AVMA Animal Welfare Award
  • The AVMA Award
  • AVMA Humane Award
  • AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
  • AVMA Clinical Research Award
  • AVMA Career Achievement in Canine Research Award
  • 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

These awards recognize and reward you when you excel, and we rely on you to bring colleagues to our attention. By nominating those who inspire you, you’ll help us shine a light on the critically important work that veterinarians do in all fields, including those that aren’t always in the public eye.

From animal welfare to clinical practice, and from research to public service, the AVMA Excellence Awards honor those whose contributions have made a difference in the lives of animals and people. Please visit to find out more and to download the nominating forms.

Nominations are due no later than February 15, 2019.


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