The World Small Animal Veterinary Association is inviting nominations for its 2012 awards, which aim to recognise the achievements of vets around the world in advancing the care of companion animals.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is inviting nominations for its 2012 awards.
The awards, which recognise the achievements of vets around the world in advancing the care of companion animals, are made annually and will be presented during the 2012 WSAVA World Congress to be hosted by the BSAVA in Birmingham from April 12-15, 2012.
WSAVA president Jolle Kirpensteijn said: “It’s important to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of our colleagues around the world as they continue to advance the care of companion animals.
“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.”
Nominations are invited for:
The WSAVA Hill’s Pet Mobility Award
This recognises the outstanding work of a clinical researcher in the field of canine and feline orthopaedic 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 recognises the outstanding work of a veterinarian in promoting companion animal health care and the human-animal-veterinary bond through leading edge clinical nutrition and through advanced medical and surgical techniques which enrich relationships between people and their pets.
The WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement
This recognises the outstanding contribution of a veterinarian who has furthered the advancement of knowledge of the cause, detection and management of disorders in companion animals.
In addition to these awards, the WSAVA Executive Board makes a special award for Service to the Profession, which recognises exemplary service by a veterinarian to foster and enhance the exchange of scientific and professional ideas throughout the world.
Also, the WSAVA’s Global One Health Award will also be presented to an individual judged to have made particular progress in an aspect of One Health relating to companion animals. A second award will also be made to the individual whose oral or poster presentation at the 2012 congress best encapsulates the One Health concept. The 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.
Nominations must be received by the WSAVA secretariat by September 1, 2011, and can be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post. They should include a covering letter, nominee CV and list of nominee publications.
- Full contact details can be found at www.wsava.org/contact.htm.