For over 30 years, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has proudly recognized its members for their exceptional contributions to the veterinary profession, and animal health and welfare. This year was no exception as individuals were honoured at the CVMA Awards Ceremony in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, which took place during the 2017 CVMA Convention in July.
- Small Animal Practitioner Award: Dr. David Condon (Prince Edward Island), for his compassion toward the animals in his care and his dedication to the student veterinarians he mentors and supervises.
- Merck Veterinary Award: Dr. Stephen LeBlanc (Ontario), for his production of high-quality applied clinical research in the diagnosis and control of metabolic, inflammatory and reproductive diseases of dairy cattle.
- CVMA Humane Award: Dr. Anne McDonald (British Columbia), for her role in the removing of, caring for and re-homing of almost 600 parrots from the World Parrot Refuge on Vancouver Island.
- CVMA Practice of the Year Award: Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer (Ontario), for creating a comprehensive veterinary cancer centre serving central Canada and beyond, while offering unique clinical trial research opportunities, facilitated by U of G’s Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation.
- CVMA Life Membership: Dr. Jeanne Lofstedt (Prince Edward Island), for her significant contributions to the veterinary profession worldwide.
- CVMA President’s Award: Dr. Bob Bellamy (Saskatchewan), for his innovative approach to veterinary medicine communication and his dedication to the profession. Nominations for the 2018 CVMA Awards will open in the fall of 2017. The submission deadline is January 31, 2018. Visit the CVMA website canadianveterinarians.net/about/awards to learn more.