The BSAVA awards allow the veterinary profession to acknowledge those colleagues who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the field of small animal medicine and surgery, often for little or no reward.

Nominations are open for the prestigious BSAVA awards, which allows the profession to acknowledge those colleagues who it considers to have gone above and beyond the call of duty — often going that extra mile for little or no reward.

BSAVA senior vice president Grant Petrie and 2011 Woodrow award winner Alex German.Each year the BSAVA presents awards in recognition of the contributions made by individuals working in the field of small animal medicine and surgery at a special event during the annual Congress in Birmingham.

In most cases, nominations come from BSAVA members, or from within the profession at large. So nominate someone today so that effort that too often goes on unacknowledged can be rewarded.

You can nominate in one or more of the categories online at www.bsava.com or for more information about nominating for 2012 email secretary@bsava.com. The deadline for nominations is November 11, 2011. Previous recipients can be found online.

As well as the nominated awards there is also the opportunity for individuals to apply for the BSAVA Frank Beattie Travel Scholarship. The scholarship, worth £4,000 this year, is to help a BSAVA member to undertake a trip abroad to study a particular aspect of veterinary practice. You can apply for this online too, or email for details.


 
BSAVA logoMelton Award
Awarded for meritorious contributions by veterinary surgeons to small animal veterinary practice. The award, which takes the form of BSAVA manuals and a cheque, is open only to veterinary surgeons in general practice.

J A Wight Memorial Award
This award takes the form of an inscribed figure and a cheque. The award celebrates the memory of Alf Wight, otherwise known to millions as the fictitious James Herriot. Veterinary surgeons on the RCVS register are eligible as recipients of the award, which is presented to recognise outstanding contributions to the welfare of companion animals.

Woodrow Award
This award is presented to a member of the BSAVA for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine. The award takes the form of BSAVA Manuals, a cheque and a silver salver held for one year and is in memory of C.E. Woodrow, a founder member and first president of the association.

Blaine Award
This award is presented for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary medicine or surgery. The award takes the form of textbooks and a cheque. Veterinary surgeons and non-veterinary surgeons are eligible as recipients.

Amoroso Award
The award was instituted in memory of the late Prof E.C. Amoroso of the Royal Veterinary College. It is presented for outstanding contributions to small animal studies by a non-clinical member of university staff.

Simon Award
The Simon Award is presented to a member of the BSAVA for outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary surgery. Simon, a Golden Retriever owned by Mr J. Thomas, a blind telephone operator, also became blind and had his sight restored by surgery, enabling him to resume his full duties as a guide dog. Mr Thomas, in appreciation of the work and surgical skill which had made this possible, created this award at the 1962 annual congress. The award takes the form of a statuette of ‘Simon’, BSAVA manuals and a cheque.

Bourgelat Award
This award is presented for outstanding contributions to the international field of small animal practice.

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