AABP scholarships and awards deadlines approaching

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There is still time to nominate beef and/or dairy veterinarians for AABP awards as well as apply for AABP scholarships if you are a veterinary student. These awards and scholarships that are presented at the annual AABP meeting (this year Sept. 22-24 in St. Louis) are well-deserved by the recipients and gives others the chance to recognize their peers.

AABP veterinary awards are listed first by deadline date; student scholarships follow.

AABP VETERINARY AWARDS

Deadline: May 31, 2011

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Bovine Practitioner of the Year Award -- In part, candidates must have made contributions to continuing education in the profession during the past year, and have relationship and contribution to the bovine industry (dairy and beef). Click here.   
  • Merial Excellence In Preventive Medicine Beef Award --The award recognizes individual member practitioners or practices that have developed outstanding beef preventive medicine programs. Click here.
  • Merial Excellence In Preventive Medicine Dairy Award --The award recognizes individual member practitioners or practices that have developed outstanding dairy preventive medicine programs. Click here.
  • Amstutz-Williams Award – This is the highest honor that can be bestowed by the AABP and this will only be presented when a highly qualified individual is nominated and selected for outstanding service to the veterinary profession. Click here.
  • Merial James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders -- The award will be limited to deserving AABP members who have graduated within 10 years of graduation from veterinary school. Recipients will have given extraordinary service to the AABP in a manner that significantly enhances the mission of the organization. Click here.
  • Intervet Mentor-of-the-Year Award – This award is presented annually to an AABP member who has been engaged in the field of veterinary medicine for at least 25 years and has served as both advisor and role model to pre-veterinary and/or veterinary students. Click here.
  • Pfizer Animal Health-AABP Distinguished Service Award – Candidates, who through long and continued service, have promoted the goals of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners; and whose accomplishments have served as a model for service to bovine agriculture through organized veterinary medicine. Click here.
  • Alpharma-AABP Award of Excellence -- Candidates must be nominated from teaching, research, industry and government. The nominee’s professional activities must have had a consistent and direct influence on daily activities of veterinarians in bovine practice. Click here.

 Deadline: July 15, 2011

  • AgriLabs' Bruce Wren Continuing Education Beef and Dairy Awards – This $5,000 award honors veterinarians working with beef cattle or dairies who demonstrate a desire to expand their skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine. One award is given to a dairy veterinarian and one to a beef cattle veterinarian out of veterinary school less between 1 and 10 years.  Click here.

Deadline: August 5, 2011

  • Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame – Honoring a beef and dairy veterinarian for their life long career in veterinary medicine. Vote at the AVC summer meeting or online at the AVC website, or on the AABP website.  

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
To all veterinary students with an interest in bovine medicine and nutrition, there is still time to apply for a variety of American Association of Bovine Practitioners scholarships.

Deadline: May 31, 2011

  • Amstutz Scholarship – for students graduating in 2013 with an overall interest in bovine practice, involvement in bovine medicine and bovine-related extracurricular activities. Last year eight $7,500 Amstutz scholarships were given. Click here.

Deadline: June 15, 2011

  • AABP Foundation-Cargill Animal Nutrition Scholarships – eight $1,000 scholarships for students graduating in 2012 with an interest in beef or dairy nutrition. Click here.
  • AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship – for students graduating in 2012 with an interest in bovine practice, involvement in bovine medicine and bovine-related extracurricular activities. Click here.   

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