Nominations sought for Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award

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Philadelphia -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will accept nominations for its World Leadership in Animal Health Award until Dec. 1.

Philadelphia

-- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will accept nominations for its World Leadership in Animal Health Award until Dec. 1.

The $100,000 award is given annually to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice and image of the profession and substantially influenced the lives and careers of others. Nominations are considered on the basis of merit. To be eligible, candidates must hold a degree in veterinary medicine from a school listed in the AVMA Membership Directory & Resource Manual.

The 2008 Penn Vet World Leadership Award recipient was Dr. Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health. Because of Vallat's leadership, the organization now stresses the importance of sharing scientific information across international boundaries and promotes veterinary services as well as a continued commitment to food safety and animal welfare.

By linking human and animal health, Vallat emphasized the positive impact of animal health policies on poverty reduction and public health.

For nomination instructions, visit www.vet.upenn.edu/PennVet/News/WorldAwards/tabid/859/Default.aspx and click on the link under nominees.

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