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Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarian of the Year

Tuesday, 12 March 2019   (0 Comments)
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Nomination for Vet of the Year (VOTY)
Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarian

We all know a veterinarian who really stands out in their field. Someone who loves chewing the cud about cattle, or whose sheer love of sheep underpins everything they do.

We are pleased to announce your chance to recognise the sheep and beef cattle veterinarian who has had a lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of the animals we care for.

Do you know a veterinarian who deserves recognition for their work? Keep reading to find out how you can nominate them for the recognition they deserve.

About the Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarian of the Year awards

  • Veterinarians can be nominated by colleagues, farmer clients or members of wider agricultural industry.
  • Nominations are open now and close on 26 April 2019.
  • The award will be presented on the evening of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians annual dinner at NZVA Conference. If there are no suitable nominees or no NZVA Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians conference the award may be postponed to the following year.
  • As well as the prestige associated with the award, the recipient will win a mystery weekend for two to celebrate their success and the costs of attending the conference dinner if not planning to attend.
  • The award is judged by the Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians Special Interest Branch (SIB) Committee and if required, members of the NZVA board.


The following criteria for Sheep and Beef Cattle Vet of the Year are required for nomination and the nominee should:

  • Be working in New Zealand and a registered veterinarian.
  • Have made a significant contribution to the sheep and beef industry in the last 12-18 months
  • Have used their position to have a positive influence, either through education, mentoring, advocacy, representation of the profession, media relations, or in other relevant ways at a local or national level.
  • Remain informed about the wider profession and contribute to the profession’s success, either through contributing to the New Zealand Veterinary Association or the Sheep and Beef Special Interest Branch and through other industry groups.
  • The recipient must be open to promotion of the award by media and promote the profession in good spirit.

How to nominate

A 500 - 1000 word written brief is required from the nominator which should include both contact details of nominee and nominator.

Nominations are to be emailed to the Secretary of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians, Rochelle Smith at before 26 April 2019.