The AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards, beginning Nov. 1. The awards program recognizes contributions to the veterinary profession.
The AVMA Award
The Association’s pre-eminent award recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects.
AVMA Meritorious Service Award
This award recognizes a veterinarian who has brought honor and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities outside organized veterinary medicine and research.
AVMA Advocacy Award
This award recognizes an individual for advancing the AVMA legislative agenda and advocating on behalf of the veterinary profession.
AVMA Animal Welfare Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member for accomplishments in the field of animal welfare in leadership, public service, research, education, or advocacy.
AVMA Clinical Research Award
This award recognizes a veterinarian’s achievements in patient-oriented research.
AVMA Humane Award
This award recognizes a nonveterinarian for accomplishments in the field of animal welfare in leadership, public service, research, education, or advocacy.
AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
This award recognizes a veterinarian for lifetime achievements in basic, applied, or clinical research.
AVMA Public Service Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member for outstanding public service while an employee of a government agency or for education of veterinarians in public service activities.
AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize
This award recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to international understanding of veterinary medicine.
AVMF/AKC Career Achievement Award in Canine Research
The AVMF and American Kennel Club established this award for an AVMA member who has contributed to canine research.
AVMF/Winn Excellence in Feline Research Award
The AVMF and Winn Feline Foundation established this award for a Winn grant recipient who has contributed to feline research.
The deadline is Feb. 1, 2016, for award nominations. Award information and nomination forms are available here, emailing avma-awardsavma [dot] org, or calling 800-248-2862, ext. 6709.