Gene O'Neill, CEO of the North American Veterinary Community discusses NAVC Gives, a program that recognizes community members and supports the work they're doing with a financial reward.
Gene O’Neill, CEO of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), discussed the new NAVC Gives program and its mission, in an interview with dvm360. The program was highlighted with an award presentation during the 2024 Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) event in Orlando, Florida.
The following is a transcript of the interview:
Gene O’Neill: NAVC Gives is another way that NAVC gives back to the community. It's a recognition program that can more than just applauding things that happen around the country [and] around the world that benefit animals. Now we can help support that with a financial incentive. So, it's a nominating process. And at this [VMX] event, this year, we'll announce our inaugural winner for the NAVC Gives, and it's backed by a $1 million investment that NAVC puts up. So, we're going to shine the light on things that you would never hear about in your day-to-day activities or read about. These are things that we want to elevate and to inspire people who think that their jobs are going unnoticed or unrecognized. This is a way that we can give back to them a little bit and help fund their mission to continue on doing the work that they're doing.