NZVA awards and scholarships

Awards, Grants and Scholarships

 

Part of being a proud and successful profession is acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of others.

Each year, the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) proudly recognises significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership, and tireless commitment to our veterinary community. We invite you to consider nominating a deserving colleague for the NZVA’s prestigious awards.

To nominate someone for the awards, you will need to submit a nomination package. Find the detail below.


 

NZVA Awards

Nominations for the following NZVA awards are open now and close on 31 January 2019.

Information about the nomination package to provide can be found under each award.

Outstanding Services Award

The Outstanding Service Award was established in 2002 to recognize individuals who deserve special recognition for service on behalf of The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA). The Board aims to recognise the service of our volunteers, who each help us to ensure the profession's contribution to the country's economy, and animal health and welfare is recognised and valued.

Award criteria
The award recognises long and valued service to the affairs of the NZVA including;

  • Length of service, longer service carrying more weight than shorter service;
  • Quality and benefit of service to members;
  • Degree of voluntary input, over and above that which would normally be expected of a person in that position.

Nominations and eligibility
Nominations are open now and close on 31 January 2019.
More information on nominations and eligibility.
Send nomination package to megan.miller@vets.org.nz.


President’s Award

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) recognises that certain individuals, or organisations, accomplish extraordinary achievements on behalf of the profession and as such need to be acknowledged. This Award recognises meritorious service to the veterinary profession in the broadest sense.

Award Criteria
The criteria for the Award encompass areas of service to the profession including;

  • Professional competence
  • Recognition of the recipient’s outstanding contribution to the NZVA
  • Positive impact on animal, human or public health, veterinary organisations and the profession
  • Outstanding leadership in building stronger Regional Branches, Special Interest Branches or the NZVA
  • Contribution to the improvement of the Regional Branches, Special Interest Branches or the NZVA
  • Public honour and distinction brought to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities.
Nominations and eligibility
Nominations are open now and close on 31 January 2019.
More information on nominations and eligibility.
Send nomination package to megan.miller@vets.org.nz.

Honorary Life Membership

To recognise individuals whose contribution to New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) has been of an exceptional nature. This has been sparingly awarded to date.

Award Criteria
These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the criteria for Outstanding Service Award and Presidents Award and includes:

  • Is open to anyone who has rendered exceptional service to the NZVA
  • Recognises long and valued service to the affairs of the NZVA, the Special Interest Branches, Regional Branches, standing committees and the profession at large
  • Positive impact on animal, human or public health, veterinary organisations and the profession
  • A veterinarian who has brought public honour and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Outstanding contribution to the NZVA, Regional Branches, Special Interest Branches.

Nominations and eligibility
Nominations are open now and close on 31 January 2019.
More information on nominations and eligibility.
Send nomination package to megan.miller@vets.org.nz.


Veterinary Impact Award

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) recognises that certain individuals, or organisations, accomplish extraordinary achievements on behalf of the profession and as such need to be acknowledged. The Veterinary Impact Award was established in 2017.

Award Criteria
The Award will be bestowed on an individual who has made a considerable positive impact for the veterinary profession, animal health or welfare, or public health during the past two years. Such impact could have been made through any field of veterinary endeavour, for example clinical practice, research, education, or veterinary politics.

Nominations and eligibility
Nominations are open now and close on 31 January 2019.
More information on nominations and eligibility.
Send nomination package to megan.miller@vets.org.nz.


Young Veterinarian Award

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) recognises that certain individuals, or organisations, accomplish extraordinary achievements on behalf of the profession and as such need to be acknowledged. The Young Veterinarian Award was established in 2017.

Award Criteria
This award category is open to veterinarians up to the age of 35 years. The Award will honour an individual who has shown outstanding veterinary, communication, and leadership skills since graduating as a veterinarian. Nominees should possess key professional accomplishments that differentiate them from their peers.

Nomination and eligibility
Nominations are open now and close on 31 January 2019.
More information on nominations and eligibility.
Send nomination package to megan.miller@vets.org.nz.


Veterinary Business Excellence Award Criteria

The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) recognises that certain individuals, or organisations, accomplish extraordinary achievements on behalf of the profession and as such need to be acknowledged. The Veterinary Business Excellence Award was established in 2017.

Award Criteria
This award category is open to any veterinarian within New Zealand. The Award will recognise demonstrated business excellence that supports employee wellbeing, workplace innovation, entrepreneurial flair, professional leadership and collaboration, and/or customer service in a way that reflects positively on the veterinary profession.

Nomination and eligibility
Nominations are open now and close on 31 January 2019,
More information on nominations and eligibility.
Send nomination package to megan.miller@vets.org.nz.