Call for Nominations: T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year Award

Call for nominations

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year.

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Dr. Gregory Rich, 2016 Avian Practitioner of the Year

 

Award criteria

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is an outstanding practitioner that has advanced the quality of health care for companion birds. This award is given annually, or at the committee’s discretion. Important criteria for this award include:

  • Clinical excellence
  • Innovation
  • Promotion of the profession
  • Contributions to the knowledge base
  • Caring and compassion to their patients and clients

 

Nominations

Nominations closed on Sunday, May 28 11:59 PM CST.  Stay Tuned:  The 2017 Awardee will be announced at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

 

Past awardees

Visit Lafeber.com for a list of previous Award recipients.

 

Did you know?

  • The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is nominated by their peers. The Awardee is not, and has never been, selected by Lafeber Company.
  • Once all nominations are received, the Award Committee narrows the field to a list of finalists.
  • All nominations are equally weighted. A veterinarian that has received multiple nominations does not have a higher chance of being selected as a finalist by the Award Committee than an individual with a single nomination.
  • The autonomous Award committee, consisting of Association of Avian Veterinarians members, is led by Dr. Tom Tully, Professor and Chief of the Zoological Medicine Service at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. A Lafeber Company Veterinary Consultant, who does NOT a vote on the Award recipient, manages Committee paperwork and scheduling only.

 

Questions or concerns

Contact the Committee Administrator with any questions or concerns.