As the year draws to a close, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) wants its members to consider who of their colleagues has consistently gone above and beyond.
The association is accepting nominations for its annual awards program from now until Jan. 31, 2020. The accolades recognize individuals who have demonstrated significant accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to Canada’s veterinary community.
To be eligible, nominees (excluding those nominated for honourary membership) must be current CVMA members to be eligible for nomination—though they can be nominated by non-CVMA members.
The following awards are open for nomination:
CVMA Humane Award
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health, this award recognizes leadership in the care and well-being of animals. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.
CVMA Industry Award
This award acknowledges and celebrates the role of industry in veterinary medicine and formally recognizes a CVMA member for his or her contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine.
Merck Veterinary Award
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health, this award is presented to a CVMA member whose work in food animal production practice, clinical research, or basic sciences is found to have contributed significantly to the advancement of food animal medicine and surgery, including heard health management. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.
Small Animal Practitioner Award
Sponsored by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, this award is presented to a CVMA member whose work in small animal practice, clinical research, or basic sciences has contributed significantly to the advancement of small animal medicine, surgery, or the management of a small animal practice. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.
CVMA Practice of the Year Award
Sponsored by Scotiabank, the Practice of the Year Award recognizes a veterinary practice team for outstanding achievement within their local community. Such achievements may include innovations in provision of veterinary services, commitment to work-life balance, meaningful community or charitable involvement, or implementation of environmentally responsible practice procedures. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.
CVMA Life Membership
Life Membership is presented to a CVMA member for long and outstanding service on CVMA council, executive, boards, and committees or for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. The life member is presented with a framed certificate and will be invited to attend meetings of the association. The recipient is not required to pay dues, but enjoys all the rights and privileges of membership.
CVMA Honourary Membership
Honourary membership is presented to an individual who has rendered distinguished service to the profession, whether residing in Canada or elsewhere. The honourary member does not pay fees, and cannot vote at meetings or hold any elected office in the CVMA.
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