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Celebrate Veterinarians!

Every year the MVMA honors its members at the Celebrate Veterinarians! event. For many years this event was celebrated as a dinner, often with entertainment, a featured speaker, and even a silent auction, benefiting the MVMA Charities, Inc.

Who else in the Massachusetts community has been honored for their outstanding service to animals?
Get to know all of the members honored with the MVMA Distinguished Service Award and Merit Award.

View photos from Celebrate Veterinarians! receptions.


Nominations
CLICK HERE to download the 2016 nomination form. Submit the form via fax to 508-460-9969 or email to staff@massvet.org by 3:00 pm on Friday, February 24, 2017.

 

DSA Awards

The Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious award MVMA confers on a member. These members have been integral to MVMA's progress and success; the DSA is our most visible way to recognize them for their dedication.


Criteria: The Distinguished Service Award may be presented annually to no more than one individual who is a living MVMA member in good standing; is known for his or her accomplishments to the profession and the association; and has made an outstanding contribution to the service of humankind.

2015

   

Kathy Reilly, DVM

2014     Mary Labato, DVM, DACVIM

2013     Cheryl Blaze, BVSc, PhD, DACVAA, DVA, MRCVS

2012

   

Adam Arzt, VMD

2011

   

David Schwarz, DVM

2010

   

Seymour Bigman, DVM

2009

   

Richard Rodger, DVM

2008

   

Gail Hartman, DVM

2007

   

Tristram C. Carpenter, DVM

2006

   

John H. deJong

2005

   

James Q. Knight

2004

   

Wendy E. Emerson, DVM

2003

   

Elizabeth S. Sinnigen, VMD, MD

2002

   

Peter Theran, VMD

2001

   

Robert A. Labdon, Jr., DVM

2000

   

Henry E. Childers, DVM

1999

   

Susan M. Rabaut, DVM

1998

   

Joseph G. Merriam, Jr., DVM, MS

1997

   

James N. Ross, Jr., DVM, PhD

1996

   

Leonard C. Marcus, VMD, MD

1995

   

Richard D. Lindsay, DVM

1994

   

Edward A. Zullo, DVM

1993

   

Richard A. Heller, DVM

1992

   

Franklin M. Loew, DVM, PhD

1991

   

Joseph M. Stoyak, VMD

1990

   

Raymond Russo, DVM

1989

   

Hugh W. Edmonds, VMD

1988

   

Carol A. Cookingham, DVM

1987

   

Richard M. Roberts, DVM

1986

   

Richard J. Sheehan, DVM

1985

   

C. Peter Nelson, DVM

1984

   

Morton Wolf, DVM

1983

   

Todd O. Munson, VMD

1982

   

Edgar "Brud" Tucker, DVM

1981

   

James C. DeWitt, DVM

1980

   

Gus W. Thornton, DVM

1979

   

None

1978

   

George W. Abbott, DVM

1977

   

Frank W. Zak, DVM

1976

   

Alden H. Russell, DVM

1975

   

C. Lawrence Blakely, DVM

1974

   

Cornelius Thibeault, DVM




Merit Awards
Since 1996, MVMA Merit Awards have recognized a variety of personal and professional contributions by veterinarians and others in the veterinary and animal-caring communities. In addition, there is a Merit Award designated specifically for veterinary technicians to recognize extraordinary work, skills, dedication, and/or contributions to veterinary practice, animal care, or the field of veterinary technology.

Recent recipients include, among others, veterinarians and others honored for their work internationally and for local and state governmental entities; for advancing animal welfare; and for addressing needs of stray, feral, homeless, or neglected animals.

Criteria: The recipient of a Merit Award need not be a veterinarian or a member of MVMA, but the nominator must be both. Merit Awards recognize contributions in the areas of human-animal companion bond, public relations, colleagues, humane endeavors, animal welfare, and veterinary technology. In most cases, the recipient will be a Massachusetts resident and/or the endeavor will have taken place in Massachusetts.


2015      Charles Innis, VMD, DABVP (RA)

2015      Joel Woolfson, DVM (Awarded Posthumously)

2014

   

Elizabeth Williamson, DVM

2013      Carlene White - Service Dog Project

2013

   

Christopher S. Donner, III, VMD- Sampson Fund

2012

   

Karen Komisar, DVM

2011

   

Leona Pease

2011

   

Kelly Kemp

2011

   

Roderick Fraser

2010

   

Rodger Lauze

2010

   

Catherine Brown, DVM

2010

   

Marc Serra

2010

   

Monica Mansfield, DVM

2009

   

Pamela Griffeth

2009

   

JoAnn Griffin, LICSW

2009

   

Tracy Elmes, LVT

2009

   

Deborah Brady, DVM

2009

   

Emily McCobb

2009

   

Dina Tedeschi

2009

   

Marilyn Macleod

2009

   

Marcia Roman

2009

   

Carol Cookingham, DVM

2008

   

Mary Rose Paradis

2008

   

Abbie Moos

2008

   

Betty Heckman

2008

   

Neil Harpster

2008

   

Tom Flanagan

2008

   

Amy Campbell

2007

   

Leonard Marcus, DVM, MD

2007

   

Amy Breton

2007

   

Edward Zullo, DVM

2007

   

Nancy Fantom

2007

   

Hugh David, DVM

2006

   

Mark Reilly

2006

   

Emanuel Maciel

2006

   

Linda Cimetti

2005

   

Michael Lennon, DVM

2005

   

VMAT - 1 - Massachusetts

2005

   

Gary Patronek, DVM

2005

   

Scott Handler, DVM

       


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