The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards for 2020. The awards program recognizes contributions by veterinarians and nonveterinarians to the veterinary profession and to animal health and welfare.
The AVMA Award
The Association's preeminent 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 an AVMA member 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 AVMA member or nonveterinarian 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, education, research, product development, or advocacy.
AVMA Career Achievement Award in Canine Research
This award honors an AVMA member's long-term contribution to the field of canine research.
AVMA Clinical Research Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member's achievements in patient-oriented research.
AVMA Global Veterinary Service Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to international understanding of veterinary medicine.
AVMA Humane Award
This award recognizes a nonveterinarian for accomplishments in the field of animal welfare in leadership, public service, education, research, product development, 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 long-term, outstanding public service or unusual contributions to the practice or science of public health and regulatory veterinary medicine.
AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Winn Feline Foundation established this award to honor a recipient's contribution to advancing feline health through research.
Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award
This award recognizes the outstanding work of an AVMA member in preserving and protecting the human-animal bond.
The deadline for all award nominations is Feb. 17, 2020. Award information and nomination forms are available by visiting the AVMA Excellence Awards web page, emailing avma-awardsavma [dot] org, or calling 800-248-2862.
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