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2021 CVMA Awards - Nominations Are Open!

December 22, 2020

Through its annual awards program, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) proudly recognizes individuals who demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership, and tireless commitment to Canada's veterinary community. Nominations for the 2021 CVMA Awards are being accepted until January 31, 2021.

“Nominate a deserving colleague for one of the CVMA’s prestigious awards today,” says Dr. Enid Stiles, 2020-21 CVMA President. “Please help us recognize Canada’s exceptional veterinarians. Our profession depends on our colleagues who are making a difference every day.”

AWARD ELIGIBILITY

Award nominees (excluding those nominated for Honorary Membership) must be CVMA members for eligibility; however, non-CVMA members are eligible to nominate. Please consider your deserving colleagues and nominate one for a prestigious CVMA award:

Established by the CVMA in 1986, and sponsored by Merck Animal Health, the CVMA Humane Award recognizes leadership in the care and well-being of animals. The award, consisting of $1000 and a plaque, is presented to a CVMA member whose work is judged to have contributed significantly to the welfare and well-being of animals.

Instituted in 1996, the CVMA Industry Award publicly acknowledges and celebrates the role of industry in veterinary medicine. The award formally recognizes a CVMA member for their contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine.

Established in 1985, and sponsored by Merck Animal Health, the Merck Veterinary 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.

Sponsored by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, the CVMA Small Animal Practitioner 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.

Established in 2013, the CVMA Practice of the Year Award consists of $1000 and a plaque, and is sponsored by Scotiabank, a leader in banking services for professionals. The award recognizes a veterinary practice team for outstanding achievement within their local community. Such achievements may include innovations in the provision of veterinary services, commitment to work-life balance, meaningful community or charitable involvement, or the implementation of “green” practice procedures.

CVMA 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 Honorary membership is presented to an individual who has rendered distinguished service to the profession, whether residing in Canada or elsewhere. The Honorary Member does not pay fees and cannot vote at meetings or hold any elected office in the CVMA.

NOMINATION PACKAGE

Award recipient selection is based solely on the nomination package’s information. Please ensure all steps are followed and required documents are included:

1. Submit a completed nomination form. This form was included in the November issue of The CVJ and is also available in the CVMA Awards section of our website.

2. Include the following supporting documents:

  • Outline of nominee’s key professional accomplishments (1000 words maximum)
  • Letters of support (5 letters, of 500 words or less, maximum)
  • Newspaper articles (if applicable; 2 articles, less than 2 years old, maximum)
  • Articles written by nominee (3 article web links maximum)

Nomination packages are due by January 31, 2021, via e-mail. Please visit the CVMA Awards section of the website for further information.