New Orleans - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) with the first AVMA Advocacy Award at its annual conference.
NEW ORLEANS — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) with the first AVMA Advocacy Award at its annual conference.
U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering
The award is a symbol of AVMA's commitment to state and federal advocacy.
Pickering, who is serving his sixth term in Congress, was selected by the AVMA Executive Board to receive the inaugural award for his support of issues important to veterinary medicine.
"Over the past several years, Rep. Pickering has been an invaluable and unequivocal champion of legislation vital to both animal and human health," AVMA President Dr. Gregory Hammer said. "He led Congress in passing four major pieces of legislation — the Animal Drug Availability Act, Animal Drug User Fee Act, Minor Use and Minor Species Act and the National Veterinary Medical Services Act, a long-awaited program to bring veterinarians to underserved areas. I can think of few others in Congress who have stood up so bravely and consistently for veterinary medicine."
AVMA President's Award: Darlene Verbelia, Dr. John Noordsy, Dr. Peter Eyre.
AVMA Humane Award: Sharon Harmon
AVMA Award: Dr. Peter Haynes
Meritorious Service Award: Dr. Theodore B. Robinson
XII International Veterinary Congress Prize: Dr. Colin F. Burrows
Charles River Prize: Dr. Stephen Barthold
AVMA Public Service Award: Dr. Daniel Lafontaine
Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award: Dr. Jane Shaw
Karl F. Meyer - James H. Steele Gold Head Cane Award: Dr. William Stokes
Animal Welfare Award: Dr. Lila Miller
Lifetime Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Charles Capen
Student AVMA Teaching Excellence Award - Basic Sciences: Dr. Paul Maza
Student AVMA Teaching Excellence Award - Clinical Sciences: Dr. John Rossmeisl