Updated Nov. 18, 2016
The AVMA is accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards. 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
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
AVMF/AKC Career Achievement Award in Canine Research
This award honors a candidate’s long-term contribution to the field of canine research.
The deadline is Feb. 15, 2017, for award nominations. Award information and nomination forms are available here
, by emailing avma-awardsavma [dot] org
, or calling 800-248-2862.
Correction: An earlier version of this article contained an incorrect date for award nominations.