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ACVS Foundation Legends Award Nominations

ACVS Foundation Legends Award Nominations Due March 1

The ACVS Foundation’s Board of Trustees established the Legends Award to recognize ACVS Diplomates who have developed a surgical or diagnostic procedure of significant value, proven by becoming the treatment, or test of choice for a given condition. The procedure is novel, involves advancements in veterinary surgical science, and has 'withstood the test of time’. Even if modified over time, the procedure remains the method of choice for the condition. The award has been given annually since 2005; however, there is no requirement that the award be given every year. The award is presented at the ACVS Surgery Summit.

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge the contributions of ACVS Diplomates to the art and practice of veterinary surgery and to thank them for making a difference in the lives of both patients and owners.  

A complete nomination packet will include the ACVS Foundation Legends Award nomination form, the nominee's curriculum vitae, and a letter from the nominator(s) detailing how this nominee meets the criteria of the Legends Award and why you feel this Diplomate should receive the award. Please submit the complete nomination packet in one email, with all required forms and letters attached, to Shana Rosenblatt, program manager, srosenblatt@acvs.org. The ACVS office must receive all nominations and supporting documents no later than March 1 of the year of consideration. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to request additional information.

If you have questions, please call the ACVS office: (301) 916-0200 x 110 or email: srosenblatt@acvs.org.

ACVS Foundation Awards Committee

R. Randy Basinger, DVM, DACVS     
William D. DeHoff, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dean W. Richardson, DVM, DACVS  

Past Recipients of the ACVS Foundation Legends Award