Recognize Those Serving the Veterinary Profession or the Animals and Clients It Serves


Would you like to recognize an individual or organization that has significantly contributed to the veterinary profession or the animals and clients it serves? Submit a nomination to the MVMA Awards Committee by filling out this form! The deadline is November 1st of each year.



MVMA Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

Established in 1970, the award is conferred upon only a few individuals of the highest professional caliber who have completed thirty-five consecutive years of active membership and have partaken actively in association obligations and otherwise served the veterinary profession in an exemplary fashion at the state and/or national levels. This is the highest award conferred by the MVMA.


W. Kenneth McKersie Service Award

Established in 1956, the award is conferred upon a member of the MVMA for cumulative service and accomplishments benefiting the profession of veterinary medicine, the community, and the Association. Only the Distinguished Life Membership Award ranks above it in significance of recognition by one's peers as members of the MVMA.


MVMA Public Media Award

This award is to recognize a person or organization within the broadcasting or publishing professions for activities that benefit the veterinary profession or the ideals associated with it.


MVMA Business Service Award

This award is conferred upon a company that, by its efforts and activities, has promoted the profession of veterinary medicine in any of its many facets in a way that qualifies for an award.


MVMA Public Service Award

To qualify for this award, the nominee must be a political official or organization whose efforts have significantly benefited the veterinary profession.


MVMA Community Service Award

This award is to honor an animal-related organization or individual, who is not a veterinarian, for contributions that have significantly benefited society, MVMA or animal welfare.


MVMA Merit Award

This award may be presented to any person who has devoted an extraordinary amount of time and effort to a particular project or activity of benefit to the MVMA and/or the veterinary profession.