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Individual Recognitions

Nebraska has many veterinarians and others in the veterinary medical field that are extraordinary in their positive contributions to the profession.  The NVMA honors such people each year at the annual meeting and banquet at the convention in January.

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OR

Fill out an online nomination form.

The NVMA Awards Committee is taking nominations for the following categories:

 VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR

This award goes to a NVMA member who has contributed to the advancement of veterinary medicine in the State of Nebraska with special accomplishments. Service to the State Association and profession, Service to community, Service to family and other responsibilities. (Past Veterinarian of the Year Award winners).

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award recognizes an individual, who has contributed outstanding service to the advancement of veterinary medicine in all aspects of the profession.  The individual need not be a veterinarian, however, veterinarians are not excluded from being eligible.

COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes a representative from a company that has provided outstanding support to veterinary medicine in Nebraska during the current year.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR

This award goes to an NVMA member that has graduated in the last seven years, who has contributed outstanding service to the veterinary profession, service to community, church, family, state and national organizations.

OUTSTANDING LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes a NVMA licensed veterinary technician member who graduated from a recognized Veterinary Technician school and has at least 5 years work experience in the profession, or trained in the veterinary practice and has at least 10 years experience as a licensed veterinary technician.  Consideration should be given to all aspects of licensed veterinary technician responsibilities as well as service to community, church and state organizations.

Download a nomination form.

OR

Fill out an online nomination form.


Animal Hall of Fame

NOMINATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1

The NVMA Animal Hall of Fame is an annual program to honor animals and their caregivers who exemplify the strength and value of the human-animal connection.

Objectives

The goals of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association in sponsoring the Animal Hall of Fame Award are:

  • To honor the outstanding contributions our animal companions make to human lives.
  • To heighten public awareness of the human-animal connection.
  • To allow NVMA members to share in the celebration of their patients' accomplishments.

Recognition

  • Inductee will be recognized and awarded a plaque at a proclamation signing with the Governor of Nebraska.
  • NVMA Animal Hall of Fame inductee may be featured in newspaper articles and veterinary publications.
  • Animals and their owners must be available to receive the award and to participate in the public recognition.

Requirements

  • Nominees must be living in Nebraska.
  • Nominees must, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security and value of the human-animal bond.
  • Each nominee must be on a nomination form, with the signature of the animal owner and sponsored by an NVMA member/or their current veterinarian.
  • A photograph of each animal is appreciated.
  • A brief description of why the animal should be considered for induction into the NVMA Animal Hall of Fame must accompany the nomination form. You may wish to explain how they exhibited special abilities when it mattered or made a difference; how the animal demonstrated unselfish or courageous accomplishments; or the way in which the animal provided healthful benefits, socialization, etc.

Deadline

Completed applications must be received at the NVMA office by December 1.

Download a nomination form.

OR

Fill out an online nomination form.

Selection

One inductee will be selected.  Nominees will be reviewed by the NVMA Public Relations Committee or members of the NVMA Board of Directors.