Dr. Jennifer Willans is the recipient of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association’s Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented to an association member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the organization. Service may be over the past year or several years.
Dr. Alastair Cribb is the recipient of this year’s Veterinarian of the Year Award. This award recognizes an association member who has made outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine or veterinary science as a registered veterinarian. The contribution may be over a lifetime, not just the past year.
Dr. Trevor Hook is the recipient of the Young Veterinarian of the Year Award. This award is presented to a new association member who has shown enthusiasm for veterinary medicine and demonstrated emerging leadership in the veterinary profession. This award is normally presented to a veterinarian who has graduated within the last five years.
Dr. Ted Purcell is the recipient of this year’s Communications Award. This award is presented to a member or group of members in recognition of efforts to enhance the image of the veterinary profession.
Jackie Lind is the recipient of this year’s Veterinary Technologist of the Year Award.
The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association also announced Dr. Kevin MacAulay as its new president. He is a companion animal practitioner and owner of Glamorgan Animal Clinic in Calgary.
The Alberta Association of Animal Health Technologists also presented two awards at a ceremony last month. Andrea Edwards was presented with the organization’s Appreciation Award and Nichole Boutilier was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award.