Are you America’s favorite veterinarian?

If you think you or a veterinarian at your clinic is the cat’s meow, here’s your chance to show it.

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is sponsoring America's Favorite Veterinarian contest to recognize outstanding veterinarians in all areas of veterinary medicine. Deadline for nominations is May 17, 2015.

Nominees must submit an entry form and a 250-word essay on why their nomination deserves the vote. Once all the nominations are received, 20 finalists will be selected and the public will vote to determine the winner of America's Favorite Veterinarian.

Veterinarians will be evaluated by the nominator's essay, the veterinarian's responses to questions about their practice and professional philosophy, and the veterinarian's ability to embrace and advance the well-being and medical care of animals.

The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, a trip to the 2016 AVMA Convention in San Antonio, a year-long feature on the AVMF website, and a community celebration at his/her clinic to recognize the accomplishments of the veterinarian and his or her staff. The nominator will receive an animal lover's gift pack.