The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) has teamed up with Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry to launch the WVPA Young Veterinarian of the Year award.
The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) has teamed up with Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry to launch a new, global award for poultry veterinarians.
The WVPA Young Veterinarian of the Year 2012 award will be presented at Poultry Focus Asia in Bangkok, February 2012. The 2013 award will be presented at the WVPA Congress in France the following year.
The award is open to qualified veterinarians who are under the age of 35 on December 31, 2011 and will be judged by a panel of global experts. The winner will receive US$5,000 towards travel and accommodation expenses for attending an international scientific/technical or CPD meeting of their choice.
Entries for the award can be made via the dedicated award website. Vets will be asked to describe why they believe they should win the award, in no more than 500 words.
WVPA president Dr Trevor Bagust believes that the award will help to highlight the high standard of veterinary care that the poultry industry has access to.
He said: “Maintaining excellent bird health and welfare is at the very heart of efficient poultry production and so veterinarians have a key role to play in successful poultry businesses.
“This new award will look for individuals who have the dedication, motivation and flexibility that modern poultry veterinarians must have in order to add value to the businesses they service. We are looking for individuals who go beyond best practice; individuals who are an integral and invaluable part of the businesses they support.”
Dr Jose Linares, technical director, global marketing at Pfizer, said: “We are happy to support an award which acknowledges their valuable contribution to its success.”
- The closing date for entries is December 31, 2011.