Nominate an award-worthy colleague by Feb. 17

Published on February 05, 2021

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The accomplishments of veterinary professionals span a diverse range of disciplines. Help honor the impact and importance of the achievements all across our profession by nominating someone for an AVMA Excellence Award before the Feb. 17 deadline!

The AVMA Excellence Awards program is an annual process honoring individuals for their contributions to both animal and human health. Past recipients have been educators, researchers, clinical practitioners, veterinary advocates, and those who are not veterinarians but whose work has contributed significantly to advancing veterinary medicine.

AVMA recognizes individuals with 12 awards spanning the following areas:

  • Advocacy and public service
  • Animal welfare
  • Education and research
  • International affairs
  • Volunteerism and leadership

Explore awards categories

How to submit a nomination

AVMA awards are powered by you—we rely on our veterinary community to nominate deserving colleagues. Interested in nominating someone you know who has made an extraordinary difference to the veterinary profession? First, read through the individual award descriptions and determine which awards are the best fit for the nominee and their accomplishments. Be sure to pay close attention to the nomination criteria and submission requirements. The final step is to fill out the nomination form, gather any supporting materials, and submit your nomination before the Feb. 17 deadline.

Learn more about the awards, download the nomination form, and see submission guidelines at See more information within the Frequently Asked Questions.

Nomination forms and materials must be submitted together by Feb. 17, 2021. 

Submit a nomination


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