May
6
2014

For the second consecutive year, the AVMF is asking for the public's help in identifying America's Favorite Veterinarian. 

The contest was designed to celebrate the bond between pet owners and their veterinarians, and to spotlight the various important roles veterinarians play in society such as research labs, public health, government services, and academia, the AVMF said.

Nominations must be submitted by June 6, 2014. Anyone can visit the America's Favorite Veterinarian website and complete the entry form along with a written narrative (250 words or fewer) on why the nominee deserves to be America's Favorite Veterinarian. The AVMF emphasized that it welcomes nominees from all sectors of veterinary medicine, not just private practice.

After all nominations have been submitted, the AVMF will evaluate nominees based on their community involvement, ethical behavior, passion for the profession, and their connection to animals and their owners. The AVMF will narrow it down to 20 finalists, and the public will have the final say as they vote on the finalists.

America's Favorite Veterinarian will receive prizes including $500 cash, a trip to the 2015 AVMA convention in Boston, a year feature on the AVMF website, and a community celebration at his or her hospital for staff and clients. The nominator of the winner will also receive a gift pack containing an assortment of treats for their pet.

Last year's contest winner was Dr. Carlos Campos, who owns and practices at San Francis Veterinary Hospital in Spring Hill, Fla. Campos was selected from more than 1,000 nominated veterinarians after one of his clients entered his name for consideration.

Comments (2) -

Lynn Braga
Lynn BragaUnited States
5/14/2015 9:12:31 PM #

Dr. Mike Lappin (Buzzard Bay, Ma) has for years collected blood draws for the CHIC database.  He also has a total of 19 golden retrievers in his practice that are enrolled in the Morris Animal Foundation's groundbreaking $25 million dollar study--Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.  He has advocated this study to his patients...and I do believe, he has more dogs enrolled in the study than any other veterinarian in the country.....and at much time and expense on his part.  This study will eventually benefit ALL dogs and possibly affect the protocol for treatment in humans.   An amazing man--very deserving of this honor

Thank you for your consideration!

Lynn Braga

carolyn.miller@aaha.org
carolyn.miller@aaha.orgUnited States
5/18/2015 11:00:41 AM #

Lynn--

You will need to visit the AVMF's site, noted in the post, to nominate Dr. Lappin.

Best,

Carolyn Miller, NEWStat Editor

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