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Discontinued Awards

AAHA has made it a tradition to honor those who have earned the admiration and respect of their clients and peers. Over the years, the AAHA Awards Program has recognized the following recipients for their contributions to the field of small animal medicine.

 

AAHA Award
The AAHA Award was presented to individuals or organizations that made outstanding contributions to the Association and veterinary profession.

1958
1959
1964

1965

1967

1969
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1980
1982
1983
1984

S.W. Haigler
M.L. Morris
H. Moltzen
H.H. Miller
R.E. Ruggles
D. Moulton
F.R. Booth
J. Engle
L. Fisher
G. Severin
J.R. Currey
J.E. Mosler
D.L. Piermattei
G.R. Burch
A.S. Pollock
V. Perman
R.L. Ticehurst
E. Small
R. Lewis

1985
1986
1987
1988
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

2000

2008

W.F. Jackson
M.B. Pollock
D.N. Biery
O.E. McCafferty
R.V. Morgan
C.A. Osborne
D.M. McCurnin
B. Jones
C. Hyatt
J. McCarthy
R. Komich
Sherbyn W. Ostrich
Richard A. Goebel
Lionel L. Reilly
Charles J. Wayner
Gary W. Johnson
Walt Ingwersen
Michael Paul


Anna E. Worth AAHA Student Leadership Award
The Anna E. Worth AAHA Student Leadership Award was given to outstanding student leaders.

2010

2011

2012

2013

Kelvin Urday

Melissa Berning

Jennifer Pultz

Laura Baltodano


AAHA-Pfizer Leadership Award
The AAHA-Pfizer Leadership Award recognized AAHA member veterinarians who had graduated from veterinary school within 5 years and demonstrated commitment to, and leadership in, the veterinary profession and his/her community, in addition to excellence in the areas of clinical skills, compassion, and client care.

2007
2008

Leslie Brown
not presented

2009
2010

Michael Grguric
not presented


AAHA Practitioner of the Year
This prestigious award was presented to AAHA member veterinarians in clinical private practice who demonstrated commitment to AAHA, the profession, their communities, and their clients and patients, as well as overall excellence in small animal medicine and surgery. (This award was formerly known as the Charles E. Bild Award.)

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991

W.A. Howarth
R.C. Vierheller
W.H. Crago
L.W. Stickles, Jr.
W.J. Zontine
H.A. Watts, Jr.
H.H. Furumoto
R.F. Jackson
C.L. Lippincott
W.A. Sumner
J.W. Saidla
R.H. Featherston
T.J. Lafeber
W.F. Jackson
R.G. Pahle
F.K. Soifer
R.S. Hoge

1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008

H.E. Childers
R. Huff
J. Hamilton
R. Hawe
R. Rooks
Paul C. Glouton
Barbara S. Stein (1st POY)
Anthony C. Thomas
John H. Richardson
Larry G. Dee
Dick Goebel
Sheldon Rubin
Merry C. Crimi
Jay W. Geasling
L.D. Eckermann
Link V. Welborn
R. Michael Thomas


AAHA Special Awards

1958
1959
1964
1965
1966
1967

1968

1970

S.W. Haigler
M.L. Morris
H. Moltzen
R.E. Ruggles
J.A.S. Millar
J.B. Engle
F.R. Booth
J.H. Yarborough
J.J. Fishler
T.J. Lafeber
V.G. Crago
M.L. Morris

1986
1988
1994
1995
1996
1997

B. Jones
D. Singlehurst
J. Frucci
P. Pion/D. Ferguson
S. Blackburn
John L. (Jack) Mara
Betty White
Frederick R. Rude


Award of Merit

1970
1971

1972

1973

1974

1975


1978


1980
1981

G.H. Muller
J.H. Gilespie
J. Olin
W.F. Jackson
H.F. Rosen
R.B. Hohn
R.D. Horn
M. Wyman
R. Leighton
J.M. Toyak
R.C. Griffiths
C.C. Snyder
W.J. Dodds
R.M. Miller
W.C. Morse
C.R. Schroeder
D.W. Scott
D.F. Patterson

1983


1984

1985

1986
1987

1988
1989
1991
1992

L.E. Carmichael
C. Ramsey
D.A. Price
D. Mahan
L.K. Bustad
W.J. Kay
D.B. Olsen
R. Mears
S.J. Withrow
A.C. Secord
G. Severin
A.H. Rebar
R. Clark
P. Emily


Hill's Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award
The Hill's Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award was presented to veterinarians or non-veterinarians who advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service or by furthering humane principles, education, and understanding.

1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

P. Olson
Marilyn L. Bergquist
Carl A. Osborne
Linda M. Hines
Robin Downing
Earl O. Strimple
John A. Hamil
Autumn P. Davidson

2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Carol A. Ecker
Lila T. Miller
James Serpell
Peter Theran
Roger Clarke
Nancy Kay
Teresa Jennings


Innovative Veterinary Diet Award
This award was presented to AAHA members who made extensive contributions to the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery in general, and small animal veterinary medicine or surgery, in particular. (This award was formerly known as the Cycle Award.)

1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

J.V. Lacroix
J. Farquarson
W.A. Hagan
C.P. Zepp
G.B. Schnelle
J.H. Baker
W.H. Riser
W.O. Brinker
W.G. Magrane
J.O. Knowles
M.W. Allam
J. Archibald
J. Holzworth
B.F. Hoerlein
R.L. Ott
J. Jenny
R.P. Knowles
R.W. Kirk
O.W. Schalm
J. McGrath
W.D. Carlson
C.E. Bild
W.F. Jackson
D.G. Low
O.W. Schalm
T.M. Brasmer
V. Perman
C. Osborne
V.G. Crago

1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

R.B. Hohn
G. Severin
M.M. Benjamin
R.L. Rudy
A. deLahunta
M. Wyman
M.J. Bojrab
E. Dean Gage
R.L. Leighton
C.L. Chrisman
R.V. Pollock
R.L. Peiffer
L.P. Tilley
G. Thornton
G.B. Beard
T. Tams
B. Kitchell
A. Rebar
P. Irkhe
G. Ogilvie
Charles D. Knecht
Paul C. Gambardella
Steven F. Swaim
Jody P. Lulich
Rebecca Kirby
Sandra Manfra Marretta
Joseph Taboada
Michael Willard
Harmon A. Rogers


Nestlé Purina PetCare Award
This award was given to AAHA members in recognition of outstanding efforts to positively influence the lives of animals and people. Only practicing veterinarians who demonstrated outstanding service within their communities and with their patients were eligible for this award. (This award was formerly known as the Friskies Award.)

1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

S.M. Cotter
N. Pedersen
Si–Kwang Liu
C. Osborne
B.S. Stein
M.E. Essex
M.E. Peterson
W.D. Hardy, Jr.
F.W. Scott
A.M. Wolf
S. McDonough
M. Garvey
A. Legendre
R. Sherding
M. Schaer

1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Mary Anne Crawford
Ilona Rodan
Debra Horwitz
Gary M. Landsberg
Bonnie V. Beaver
Wayne L. Hunthausen
not presented
not presented
not presented
Georgianne A. Ludwig
not presented
Dan Jordan
Mitsie Vargas
Christine Heinz


Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Award
This award was given to AAHA members in recognition of outstanding activities or contributions to the well-being of companion animals in the international veterinary community. (This award was formerly known as the Waltham Award.)

1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998

A. Migday
E.O. Strimple
W.L. Martin, JR.
H.F. Albers
J.M. Harris
J. Gajentaan
Gen Kato
G. Thorton
L. Bustad
William Jackson
Robert L. Hamlin

1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008

Larry P. Tilley
Carl A. Osborne
Alan H. Rebar
Clarence A. Rawlings
Daniel D. Smeak
Jeffrey F. Duke
Colin F. Burrows
Roger Clarke
not presented
Larry Dee


Veterinary Awareness Gold Key Award
This award was presented to companies that developed the best public relations, advertising, or promotional programs to promote the importance of veterinary care to the pet-owning public.

1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1993
1996
1997
1998

Norden Laboratories
Starkist/9 Lives
Ralston Purina
Fort Dodge Laboratories
MSD Agvet
Hoffmann-La Roche
Ralston Purina
Merck AgVet
Hill's/Novartis
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

 

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