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Maybe a friend, colleague, mentor, or associate is an unsung hero, has been a longtime champion for the profession, or has given countless hours to charity? 

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Explanation of Awards:

Media 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. Each award consists of an engraved plaque and a cash prize for the recipient. As many as four awards may be presented each year. 

CATEGORIES
  • Newspapers: News stories, features, columns or editorials.
  • Magazines: Articles, editorials or columns, from company and employee publications, trade journals and general or special interest publications.
  • Broadcast: News stories, features, regular programs or podcasts.
  • Internet: Online newspapers and blogs.
WHO IS DR. A. WAYNE MOUNTAN?

Dr. A. Wayne Mountan was one of the most respected veterinary practitioners in Pennsylvania. During his lifetime, Dr. Mountan was Chair of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association’s Public 
Relations Committee for several years and firmly believed that good relations with the media are essential to the public understanding of the care and treatment of all animals.

GENERAL RULES
  • Entries must have been published or broadcast between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018.
  • Entries must be received by April 30, 2018.
  • Print entries that consist of a large number of articles should be submitted in a binder or on CD or emailed as PDF files. Single articles may be sent as tear sheets. Entire magazines containing the work to be judged may also be submitted.
  • Radio and television entries should include a brief summary or outline of the program’s content and the complete script if one was used. Radio and radio entries can be uploaded through our nomination form on PAVMA.org/MemberAwards. 
  • An applicant may submit multiple entries and may receive more than one award in one year or the same award in subsequent years. If more than one person participates in the preparation of an entry, the cash award will be shared among the participants.
  • All entries must be nominated through our nomination form on PAVMA.org/MemberAwards. You will need to include the following information:
  1. Title of entry
  2. Date of publication or broadcast
  3. Name of writer or producer
  4. Name and address of publication or station
  5. Contact information for the person submitting entry
  • Entries will not be returned to the applicant. Please send us a copy of your entry if you desire to keep the original.

Winners will be announced in early July and the awards will be presented during the Hall of Fame Luncheon at the 12th Keystone Veterinary Conference on August 16, 2018, in Hershey, PA.

 

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Wodan Animal Hero Award

The Wodan Animal Hero Award was created in 2001 to recognize the courageous and heroic acts of Pennsylvania animals in the preservation and protection of animal or human life. The award was named after its inaugural recipient, Wodan, a Harrisburg City police dog who was injured in the line of duty. Wodan, a Belgian Malinois, and Officer Michael Lamonto responded to a call of an armed person with a gun. Upon reaching the scene, a suspect for another crime was identified. The suspect ran from the scene and Wodan was released to apprehend him and was shot four times. Even gravely wounded, Wodan was able to detain the suspect until the officers could apprehend him. 

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.

THE AWARD

The Wodan Animal Hero Award includes a commemorative plaque and a $200 donation in the animal’s honor to an animal-related charity.

GENERAL RULES
  • Entries for the Wodan Animal Hero Award must be for events that took place between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018.
  • Entries must be received by April 30, 2018.
  • An applicant may submit multiple entries in one year.
  • All entries must be be submitted to PAVMA.org/MemberAwards and must include the following information:
  1. Name and description of the animal hero
  2. Date of occurrence of courageous or heroic act
  3. Name of animal’s owner
  4. Contact information for the animal’s owner
  5. Contact information for the person submitting the entry

Winners will be announced in early July and the awards will be presented during the Hall of Fame Luncheon at the 12th Keystone Veterinary Conference on August 16, 2018, in Hershey, PA.


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Member Awards

Veterinarian Of The Year Award

The Veterinarian of the Year Award is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for an outstanding achievement in veterinary medicine within the year in which the award is given.

 

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Public Service Award Of Merit

The Public Service Award of Merit is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for an outstanding act or achievement of public service.

 

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Animal Welfare Advocacy Award

The Animal Welfare Advocacy Award recognizes a PVMA member who has demonstrated outstanding compassion and/or developed programs for the welfare of animals.

 

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association who has demonstrated a lifetime of selfless dedication to veterinary medicine, the health and welfare of animals, and the betterment of the profession.

 

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Distinguished Veterinary Service Award

The Distinguished Veterinary Service Award is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for distinguished service to the veterinary profession over a period of years.

 

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The George B. Wolff Legislative Leadership Award

The George B. Wolff Legislative Leadership Award will be given to a PVMA member veterinarian or veterinary student who has shown dedicated leadership in legislative advocacy at the state or federal level.

 

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Veterinary Industry Partner Award

The Veterinary Industry Partner Award is presented to a Veterinary Industry Partner member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for steadfast commitment to the Association and the veterinary profession.

 

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Certified Veterinary Technician Of The Year Award

The Certified Veterinary Technician Award is presented to a PVMA certified veterinary technician member for outstanding achievement in veterinary technology.

 

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Veterinary Assistant Of The Year Award

The Veterinary Assistant of the Year Award is presented to a PVMA veterinary assistant member for outstanding achievement.

 

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Practice Manager Of The Year Award

The Practice Manager of the Year Award is presented to a PVMA practice manager member who has shown excellence and leadership in the field of practice management. 

 

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2018 AWARD NOMINATION FORM