December 15, 2020
Nominations open for 2021 AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards for 2021. The awards program recognizes contributions by veterinarians and nonveterinarians to the veterinary profession and to animal health and welfare.
The AVMA Award
This award recognizes a distinguished AVMA member who has contributed to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects.
AVMA Advocacy Award
This award recognizes an individual for contributions to advancing the AVMA’s legislative agenda and advocating on behalf of the veterinary profession.
AVMA Animal Welfare Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member veterinarian in recognition of achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via 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 a veterinarian for achievements in patient-oriented research, including the study of mechanisms of disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, development of new technologies, and epidemiological studies.
AVMA Global Veterinary Service Award
This award recognizes outstanding service by an AVMA member who has contributed to international understanding of veterinary medicine.
AVMA Humane Award
This award recognizes a nonveterinarian for achievements in advancing the welfare of animals through leadership, public service, education, research, product development, or advocacy.
AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
This award recognizes a veterinarian researcher on the basis of lifetime achievement in basic, applied, or clinical research. Nominees will be considered on the total impact their careers have had on the veterinary or biomedical professions.
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 the scope of organized veterinary medicine or research.
AVMA Public Service Award
This award recognizes an AVMA member veterinarian for long terms of outstanding public service or unusual contributions to the practice or science of public health and regulatory veterinary medicine.
AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award
This award, established by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Winn Feline Foundation, recognizes an individual’s contribution to advancing feline health through research.
Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award
This award recognizes a distinguished member of the veterinary profession for outstanding work in preserving and protecting the human-animal bond.
The deadline for all award nominations is Feb. 17, 2021. Award information and the nomination form are available at AVMA Excellence Awards. Email avma-awardsavma [dot] org with any questions or if assistance is needed.