2021 CVMA Awards
Through its annual awards program, the CVMA proudly recognizes
individuals who demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary
leadership, and tireless commitment to Canada's veterinary community.
Nominations for the 2021 CVMA Awards are being accepted until January 31, 2021.
Award Eligibility
Award nominees (excluding Honorary Membership nominees) must be CVMA members; however, non-members are eligible to nominate. Please consider your deserving colleagues and nominate one for a prestigious CVMA award:
Sponsored by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, the CVMA Small Animal Practitioner Award is presented to a CVMA member whose work in small animal practice, clinical research or basic sciences is judged to have contributed significantly to the advancement of small animal medicine, surgery, or the management of a small animal practice. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.
Established in 1986, and sponsored by Merck Animal Health, this award recognizes leadership in the care and well-being of animals and is presented to a CVMA member whose work is judged to have contributed significantly to the welfare and well-being of animals. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.
Instituted in 1996, the CVMA Industry award publicly acknowledges and celebrates the role of industry in veterinary medicine. The award formally recognizes a CVMA member for their contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine.
Life Membership is given to a CVMA member for long and outstanding service on CVMA Council, Executive, Boards, and Committees or for outstanding contributions to the profession. Life Members do not pay dues and enjoy all membership privileges.
Established in 1985, and sponsored by Merck Animal Health, this award is presented to a CVMA member whose work in food animal production practice, clinical research, or basic sciences has contributed significantly
to the advancement of food animal medicine and surgery, including herd
health management. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.
Established in 2013, sponsored by Scotiabank, this award recognizes a veterinary practice team for outstanding achievement within their local community. The award consists of $1000 and a plaque.

Award recipient selection is based solely on the nomination package’s information. Please ensure all steps are followed and required documents are included:

1. Submit a completed nomination form. This form was included in the November issue of The CVJ and is also available in the CVMA Awards section of our website.

2. Include the following supporting documents:
  • Outline of nominee’s key professional accomplishments (1000 words maximum)
  • Letters of support (5 letters, of 500 words or less, maximum)
  • Newspaper articles (if applicable; 2 articles, less than 2 years old, maximum)
  • Articles written by nominee (3 article web links maximum)

Nomination packages are due by January 31, 2021, via email. Please visit the CVMA Awards section of the website for further information.
Congratulations to the 2020 CVMA Award Recipients!
  • Small Animal Practitioner Award: Dr. Suann Hosie!
  • Humane Award: Dr. Bettina Bobsien!
  • Industry Award: Dr. Daniel Venne!
  • Life Membership: Dr. Eugene Janzen!
  • President's Award: Dr. Jack Wilson!
  • Merck Veterinary Award: Dr. Egan Brockhoff!
  • Practice of the Year Award: Delaney Veterinary Services Ltd.!
  • R.V.L. Walker Award: Ms. Audrey Roy!

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine.