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Nominations for the 2019 CVMA awards now open

The association is offering CVMA members a chance to win one of seven awards

Nominations for the 2019 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Awards are being accepted from now until Jan. 31, 2019.

The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated significant accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to Canada’s veterinary community

Award 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.

Below are the CVMA awards 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 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.

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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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