Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. Our WSU Faculty have received numerous awards including the "WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year" award, the "Distinguished Achievement" award, and the "WSU Faculty Member of the Year" award.
WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year: The "WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year" Award is given annually to the association member recognized for an outstanding career in veterinary medicine. The recipient must have shown remarkable achievement in professional service, community service, and fields other than veterinary medicine.
Distinguished Achievement Award: The "Distinguished Achievement" award is given in recognition of a singular outstanding achievement in veterinary medicine, public service, or other field of endeavor which reflects honor to the veterinary profession. Recipients do not need to be veterinarians, but veterinary recipients must be WSVMA members.
WSU Faculty Member of the Year: The "WSU Faculty Member of the Year" award is presented to recognize a WSU Faculty member who has served members of the WSVMA with distinction.
Humane Animal Welfare Award: The “Humane Animal Welfare” award is presented to a non-veterinarian who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service.
Distinguished Veterinary Staff Award: The “Distinguished Veterinary Staff ” award is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond the expected responsibilities of the practice to provide outstanding client and patient service.
WSVMA Awards 2014
(left to right) Suzanne Kurtz, PhD received the Distinguished Achievement Award, Dr. Julie Cary received the WSU Faculty Member of the Year Award, and Dr. Rick DeBowes was presented with the 2014 Veterinarian of the Year Award at the WSVMA banquet and award ceremonies on September 27.