Awards

2019 NYSVMS Awards

NYSVMS confers four awards during the annual NYS Veterinary Conference at Cornell CVM in October. Nominees for NYSVMS awards are selected by the Awards Committee from among nominees from regional boards, regional award recipients, as well as those nominated by the NYSVMS executive board.  Completed nomination forms must be sent by the regional president/secretary to NYSVMS by May 17, 2019.  These nominations will be reviewed by the NYSVMS Awards Committee for the awards listed below.  The committee chair then presents its recommendations to the executive board which gives final approval. 

NYSVMS Award Descriptions:

Distinguished Life Service Award

This is the highest honor to be conferred upon a NYSVMS member.  It honors an individual of the highest caliber in the profession; one who has been a good and faithful NYSVMS member for a period of 35 years and has actively and fully partaken in society activities.

New York State Veterinarian of the Year

This award is given to a NYSVMS member who, over the course of many years, served the regional, state society, and veterinary profession in an exemplary and distinguished manner and who is judged by his/her peers to be the most deserving of the award.

Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine

This award honors an individual who through his/her efforts in education, research, practice, or some veterinary‑related occupation significantly contributed to the advancement and improvement of veterinary medicine in New York State.  This individual need not have been active in organized veterinary medicine and need not be a veterinarian.

NYSVMS Merit Award

This award honors a NYSVMS member for significant contributions to the regional and state society and the advancement of the veterinary profession.

The nomination form is due by May 17, 2019 and sent to: Stephanie Quirini at squirini@nysvms.org.

 

2019 Awards Nomination Form

Past Award Recipients


Stephanie West, DVM, received the 2018 Outstanding Service Award
from Surinder Wadyal, DVM, 2018 President.

Ian Wetherly
Ian Wetherly, DVM, received the 2018 Distinguished Life Service Award
from Surinder Wadyal, DVM.

Photos by: Rene van Ee, DVM
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