The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is seeking nominations for its second America’s Favorite Veterinarian contest.
Everyone from clients to co-workers to veterinary students is encouraged to recommend the veterinarian whom they consider outstanding in some way—be it that the veterinarian is a good listener, is heavily involved in the community, or is someone who has made a difference in their lives. Veterinarians, too, are encouraged to promote the contest in their own practices.
Nominees can be from any aspect of the profession, from military to industry to food animal to companion animal.
This year’s contest was launched in conjunction with National Pet Week, May 4-10, and is intended to honor and recognize the relationship between veterinarians and animal owners.
A form to nominate a veterinarian will be available starting May 5 at americasfavoriteveterinarian.org.
Nominators should fill out an entry form and include a short essay—up to 250 words—on why this nominee deserves to be America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Deadline for nominations is June 6. Those who are nominated will be contacted for further information.
The finalists will be chosen by an AVMF committee on the basis of criteria such as interpersonal skills and professional involvement. These selected veterinarians will be announced during the AVMA Annual Convention, July 25-29, in Denver, by last year’s winner, Dr. Carlos Campos of Spring Hill, Fla., who was among more than 1,000 nominees.
Then public voting of the top finalist will take place to select the winner; America’s Favorite Veterinarian will be revealed this fall. Both the winner and the nominator will receive prizes.