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Exceptional leadership, achievement to be honoured by CVMA

The association is asking its members to nominate the all-stars of Canada’s veterinary community to win one of seven awards

CVMA is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated significant accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to Canada’s veterinary community. Photo ©BigStockPhoto.comCanuck veterinarians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are set to be celebrated by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

The group is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program, recognizing 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, though they can be nominated by non-CVMA members.

The awards open for nomination are as follows:

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 publicly acknowledges and celebrates the role of industry in veterinary medicine and formally recognizes a CVMA member for their 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 judged 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 is judged to have 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 green 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 shall be invited to attend meetings of the association, and shall not be liable to pay dues, but shall enjoy 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.

Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 31. For more information or to submit a nomination, click here.

To read about last year’s winners, click here.

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