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2020 CVMA Awards — Last Call!

January 16, 2020

Each year, through the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA’s) national veterinary awards CVMA Awards 2020program, veterinarians are honored for their exceptional contributions to veterinary medicine. We encourage you to nominate deserving colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the profession.

“Winning the CVMA Practice of the Year Award was such an honor,” says Dr. Trina Bailey, owner of the Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador (VSCNL). “There is no greater recognition of hard work and vision than such acknowledgement from your peers and clients. The entire staff of the VSCNL appreciates such a powerful endorsement of our vision of providing expert care close to home.”

The VSCNL received the CVMA Practice of the Year Award in 2019 for its devotion to providing specialty care in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Bailey and her staff helped fill a gap in advanced animal care as the VSCNL is the only referral hospital and emergency centre in the province.

Award nominees (excluding those nominated for Honorary Membership) must be current CVMA members; however, nonmembers can submit nominations.

CVMA Awards will be presented during the CVMA Convention in Quebec City, Quebec from July 9 to 12, 2020. All recipients receive a plaque and free registration to the Convention.

Nominations are accepted until January 31, 2020 for the following awards:

  • CVMA Humane Award (Sponsored by Merck Animal Health) — $1000 prize money
  • Merck Veterinary Award (Sponsored by Merck Animal Health) — $1000 prize money
  • Small Animal Practitioner Award (Sponsored by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance) — $1000 prize money
  • CVMA Practice of the Year Award (Sponsored by Scotiabank) — $1000 prize money
  • CVMA Industry Award
  • CVMA Life Membership 
  • CVMA Honorary Membership

Nomination packages must be submitted by January 31, 2020 via email (, by fax to 613-236-9681, or by mail to the CVMA office at 339 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7K1.

Nomination packages must include a completed nomination form, an outline of the nominee’s key professional accomplishments, and letters of support (newspaper articles and articles written by the nominee can be included if applicable).

Please visit the CVMA Awards section of the website for complete nomination guidelines, award descriptions, nomination forms, and past award recipients.