The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is currently seeking nominations for America’s Favorite Veterinarian, a nationwide contest to honor and recognize outstanding veterinarians for their essential role in preserving and protecting the health and well-being of our animals.

Those eligible include veterinarians practicing in all areas of veterinary medicine, such as private practice, health research, public health, agriculture and academia.

Those who have been positively impacted by the work of an extraordinary veterinarian are encouraged to submit a nomination and celebrate the vital role veterinarians play in society as medical professionals.

To nominate a veterinarian:

  • Visit the AVMF website.
  • Complete the entry form and include a narrative essay of 250 words or less on why your nominee deserves the title of America’s Favorite Veterinarian.
  • Submit your nomination by May 17.

Veterinarians will be evaluated by the nominator’s essay, the veterinarian’s responses to questions about their practice and professional philosophy, and the veterinarian’s ability to embrace and advance the well-being and medical care of animals. Once all of the nominations are received, 20 finalists will be selected, and the public will vote to determine the winner.


The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, a trip to the 2016 AVMA convention in San Antonio, a year-long feature on the AVMF website and a community celebration at their clinic to recognize the accomplishments of the veterinarian and his or her staff. Additionally, the nominator of the winning veterinarian will receive an animal lover’s gift pack. PD

—From American Veterinary Medical Association news release