Nominations Invited For 2012 WSAVA Awards

2012 WSAVA Awards sends invitations to nominees.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is accepting nominations for the 2012 veterinary awards, which will be presented April 12-15, 2012 during the 2012 WSAVA World Congress in Birmingham, UK. 

Presented by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, the awards recognize achievements of veterinarians internationally in advancing the care of companion animals.

Nominations are invited for the following awards:

• The WSAVA Hill’s Pet Mobility Award

This award recognizes the work of a clinical researcher in the field of canine and feline orthopedic medicine and surgery through improvements in the mobility and quality of life of pets. The research should have contributed significantly to the well-being of pets’ lives and to the human-animal bond worldwide.

• The WSAVA Hill’s Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award

This award recognizes the work of a veterinarian in promoting companion animal health care and the human-animal-veterinary bond through leading edge clinical nutrition and advanced medical and surgical techniques that enrich relationships between people and pets.

• The WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement

This award recognizes the contribution of a veterinarian who has furthered the advancement of knowledge of the cause, detection and management of disorders in companion animals.

• WSAVA executive board presents an award for Service to the Profession

The award recognizes exemplary service by a veterinarian to foster and enhance the exchange of scientific and professional ideas internationally. For 2012, the award will be sponsored by Dr. John Holt, past president, WSAVA and Mary Holt.

• The WSAVA’s Global One Health Award

The award will be presented to an individual who made progress in an aspect of one health relating to companion animals. A second award aimed at encouraging younger members of the profession to embrace One Health will also be made to the individual who gives an oral or poster presentation at the 2012 Congress which best encapsulates the one health concept. Recipients of these awards are nominated by members of the WSAVA’s Scientific Advisory and One Health Committees in conjunction with the Local Hosting Committee.

“It’s important to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work of our colleagues around the world as they continue to advance the care of companion animals,” says Jolle Kirpensteijn, professor and president of WSAVA. “The developments and scientific breakthroughs they work so hard to achieve are helping to improve the daily quality of life and health experienced by many millions of animals around the world. A WSAVA award confers recognition and gratitude from the global veterinary community. Each year, we receive a higher number of entries and we look forward to reviewing the nominations for the 2102 awards.”

Nominations must be received by the WSAVA secretary by Sept. 1, 2011 and can be submitted by email or postal service. Nominations should include a cover letter, nominee CV and list of nominee publications. Click here for full contact details.

Nominations for the 2011 awards are closed and will be presented at this year’s event, which takes place October 14-17 in Jeju, Korea.

For more information, click here.

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