Nominations are now open for the 2014 World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Young Poultry Veterinarian Award, sponsored by Zoetis.

As in previous years, the 2014 award is open to poultry vets from anywhere in the world who are under the age of 35 on January 1, 2014. The prize is a contribution of US$5,000 (approximately £3,000) towards attending international scientific or continued professional development meetings.

The WVPA is asking for nominations to be made on behalf of young veterinarians who not only display a commitment to bird health and customer care, but who demonstrate a real passion for the poultry industry.

WVPA president Dr Trevor Bagust said: “The two previous winners have been exceptional young veterinarians who are a credit to our profession. We have been very impressed by the standard of nominations in the past, and I expect 2014 to be the same or even better.”
The award will be judged by a panel of global poultry experts, and the winner will receive his or her award at the WVPA Asia Meeting in Bangkok in September.
Hector Badillo, global marketing director for Zoetis, said: “Maintaining the health and therefore the productivity of flocks is absolutely central to the success of modern poultry businesses, and veterinarians are an essential part of that success.
“Zoetis is proud to support the WVPA Young Poultry Veterinarian Award for the third consecutive year, and to encourage and recognise those veterinarians who will safeguard the future of the poultry industry globally.”

Nominees/applicants are asked to demonstrate their role and achievements in the industry and explain why they believe they should win the award, in 500 words or less. Entries can only be made via the WVPA Young Veterinarian of the Year 2014 website, which includes details of the award.

  • The closing date for nominations is May 16, 2014.
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