In 1934, funds raised for the entertainment of delegates to the XIIth International Veterinary Congress held in New York that year resulted in an unexpended balance. The U.S. Committee on Finance of that Congress met in 1936 to support an award to be known as the AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize that recognizes outstanding service by a member of the Association who has contributed to international understanding of veterinary medicine.
AVMA members may nominate qualified veterinarians, who are members of the AVMA, for this award. To ensure that all necessary information is included, please use the official Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards nomination form. Be sure to complete all areas requesting information on the nomination form. In addition to the completed nomination form, the nominator must also provide:
Please note that letters seconding, endorsing or supporting nominations for this award will not be used in evaluating nominees.
Nominations should be sent to the "AVMA XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize", c/o the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173 for receipt no later than the deadline date specified above. The AVMA Committee on International Veterinary Affairs (CIVA) will review nominations and select the recipient at its spring meeting. The AVMF will notify both the nominator and the awardee immediately thereafter, and the winner will be honored at that year's AVMA Annual Convention. An awardee may not be selected in a given year if no nominee for that year meets the criteria for selection.