Hall of Fame Awards

Do you know someone deserving of an award?

Perhaps you have a friend, colleague, mentor, or associate who has been a longtime champion for the profession or has given countless hours to charity. Or maybe there is someone at your practice that has gallantly led your team through the COVID pandemic. Nominate them for a Hall of Fame Award!

Watch the 2021 Hall of Fame Awards on YouTube!

Choose from these categories:


PVMA Member Awards*

Veterinarian of the Year Award

Presented to a PVMA Member for outstanding service in veterinary medicine within the year in which the award is given.

Certified Veterinary Technician of the Year Award

Presented to a PVMA Member for outstanding performance in veterinary technology.

Practice Manager of the Year Award

Presented to a PVMA Member who has shown excellence and leadership in the field of practice management.

Veterinary Industry Partner of the Year Award

Presented to a PVMA Member Industry Partner for steadfast commitment to the association and the veterinary profession.

Veterinary Assistant of the Year Award

Presented to a PVMA Member for outstanding service.

Public Service Award of Merit

Presented to a PVMA Member for outstanding public service involving the veterinary community.

Animal Welfare Advocacy Award

Recognizes a PVMA Member who has demonstrated outstanding compassion and/or developed programs for the welfare of animals.

Distinguished Veterinary Service Award

Presented to a PVMA Member for selfless dedication to veterinary medicine, the health and welfare of animals, and the betterment of the veterinary profession over a period of years.

George B. Wolff Legislative Leadership Award

Presented to a PVMA Member veterinarian or veterinary student who has shown dedicated leadership in legislative advocacy at the state or federal level.

* If your nominee is not a PVMA Member, our Membership Team will follow up with them and discuss membership to PVMA. If they decline membership, they will be removed as a nominee.

Public Service Awards

A. Wayne Mountan Memorial Media Award

Each year, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association presents the Dr. A. Wayne Mountan Memorial Media Award to the news media of Pennsylvania for excellence in communicating veterinary medical contributions to animal and public health to the public within the last 5 years. Media includes, Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, Television, Blogging, Social media, etc. Please submit a link or pdfs to media projects for the committee to review.

Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD Distinguished Leadership in One Health Award

The Leadership in One Health Award is presented to someone who advocates and champions the One Health initiative, and collaborates partnerships that span from both human and animal health. The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all-inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopathic physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines.

Wodan Animal Hero Award

Recipients since the award’s creation have included the canine members of a search and rescue team from Ground Zero, an explosive detection canine, an off-duty police canine who saved his family from serious harm during a tornado, dogs who saved their family from a coyote attack, a Berks County Sheriff K-9, and four therapy dogs. Please make sure to submit the animal hero’s owner information.

Want to nominate someone for an award?

Nominations for the 2022 Hall of Fame Awards are being accepted. Please complete the form below.

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