Awards nomination form

NZVA Awards nomination form

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 or clinical practice for the NZVA’s prestigious awards.

Award nominees must be current NZVA members to be eligible for nomination. To nominate someone, you will need to submit a nomination package. Instructions for compiling the nomination package and submitting a nomination are below.

Nomination package

The nomination package includes the online nomination form below and attached supporting documents (see description below). Alternatively you can send the information specified on the form below to

The selection of award recipients is based solely on the information provided in the nomination package so should be clear and thorough enough for the NZVA Awards Committee to fully evaluate the nomination.

Instructions for completing the nomination package (including maximum number of words or documents) have been set to support a fair process. Nomination packages that don’t comply will not be considered.

Supporting documents

  • Case for the award: maximum of 1000 words to justify the nomination.
    • For the Young Veterinarian and Veterinary Impact individual awards, outline the nominee’s key professional accomplishments and what differentiates this person from their peers, any special attributes or contributions to the veterinary profession, and their ability to communicate to others.
    • For the Veterinary Business Excellence Award, outline what the clinical practice has achieved to deserve the award and how it demonstrates business excellence through this achievement.
  • Media articles written about the nominee (if available): maximum of three applicable articles written within the last two years – in pdf format or by web link.
  • Letters of support: maximum of 500 words in each letter; up to three letters for Young Veterinarian and Veterinary Impact awards and up to of five letters for Veterinary Business Excellence).
  • Articles written by the nominee: maximum of three applicable articles written within the last two years – in pdf format or by web link.

Please note that:

  • Nominees should not be made aware of their nomination, to avoid disappointment in the event that their nomination is unsuccessful.
  • Nominators and supporters should only be involved in one nomination in each category per year.

Nominations will be considered by the NZVA Awards Committee and then by the NZVA Board.

  • The Board’s decision on who will receive awards is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into about the decision.
  • Successful nominees and their nominators will be notified in May 2019.
  • Awards will be presented at the NZVA Conference in June 2019.

Nomination form