Veterinary professionals, feline welfare advocate honored at AVMA 2017 Convention

This year’s convention saw 12 individuals receive industry awards for advancing the health and well-being of animals and people across the globe

By Veterinary Practice News Editors

At this year’s American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Indianapolis, 11 veterinary professionals and one lifelong feline health advocate were recognized with industry awards, given to individuals whose contributions have made a positive, lasting impression on veterinary medicine.

The recipients of the 2017 AVMA awards are:

  • L. Garry Adams, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP – AVMA Award
  • Andrew Clark, DVM, MBA – AVMA XII International Veterinary Congress Prize
  • Johann Coetzee, BVSc, Ph.D. – AVMA Animal Welfare Award
  • Patricia Ann Conrad, DVM, Ph.D. – AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
  • Richard DeBowes, DVM, DACVS; Kit Flowers, DVM; and Kathy Ruby, Ph.D. – AVMA President’s Award
  • Bruce Kaplan, DVM – AVMA Meritorious Service Award
  • Michael Lappin, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM – AVMA Clinical Research Award
  • Duncan Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, Ph.D., MRCVS, DECVS, DACVS – AVMF and Winn Feline Foundation Research Award
  • Joan Miller – AVMA Humane Award
  • Darryl Millis, DVM, DACVS, CCRP, DACVSMR – AVMA Career Achievement Award
  • Valerie Ragan, DVM – AVMA Public Service Award
  • Jody Sandler, DVM – Bustad Award

“These outstanding individuals represent the best and the brightest in veterinary medicine,” said Tom Meyer, DVM, AVMA president. “From public service to private practice, research to education, and policy to advocacy, their achievements have influenced every facet of the veterinary profession. We are proud to recognize them and their valuable work, and thank them for their contributions in advancing the health and well-being of both animals and people across the globe.”

The awards were presented during the AVMA Convention, held July 21-25 in Indianapolis. Visit avma.org/Awards for more details on the AVMA’s Veterinary Excellence Awards program.

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