Nomination form – The Prince Edward Island Veterinary Leadership Award
The Prince Edward Island Veterinary Leadership Award is the highest award given by the PEIVMA. It recognizes a veterinarian’s strong career of achievement and dedication to the profession, his or her Prince Edward Island community, and the health and welfare of animals.
Veterinarians are nominated by animal owners, colleagues, or community organizations on Prince Edward Island. Anyone may nominate an eligible veterinarian by completing and returning this nomination form and a detailed letter of nomination (up to two typed pages), which describes how the veterinarian has met the award criteria. The impact he/she has made on the profession of veterinary medicine on Prince Edward Island, or the significance of their contribution to animal health and welfare, and/or the public should be clearly conveyed.
Although a nomination can be submitted at any time through the year, in order for it to be considered for presentation at an annual general meeting (first Saturday in November), these two documents should be submitted by October 6to Veterinary Leadership Award, Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association, Box 21097, 465 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 9H6, faxed to 902 367 3176, or submitted to email@example.com.
Leadership Award Winners
- 2022 Dr Rose Mary Garrett
- 2021 – Dr Katie Hoddinott
- 2019 – Dr. David Lister
- 2018 – Dr. Nicole Gallant
- 2017 – Dr. Kim Ryan
- 2016 – Dr. Alice Crook
- 2015 – Dr. Dan Hurnik
- 2014 – Dr. Ian Dohoo
- 2013 – Dr. John Drake
- 2012 – Dr. Tim Ogilvie
- 2009 – Dr. Chris Riley
- 2008 – Dr. Gary Morgan
Practitioner of the Year Award
The PEIVMA Practitioner of the Year Award was created in 2023 to recognize the excellence of a deserving member in clinical practice.
Nominations may be submitted by members of the animal-owning public or student volunteers. Candidates must have been actively practicing on Prince Edward Island within the previous calendar year. The successful candidate will be recognized at the annual awards banquet following the annual general meeting on the first Saturday in November.
Requirements to submit a nomination:
● Nominator’s name, contact information and relationship to the candidate
● Candidate’s name, contact information and clinic of practice
● Letter of recommendation, minimum of one page in length, maximum two pages
Nominations must be submitted by September 26 via:
Mail: Practitioner of the Year Award, Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association, Box 21097, 465 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 9H6
Fax: 902 367 3176
Practitioner of the Year Award Winners
2023 Dr Jodi Mokler
Cow Comfort Award
The Cow Comfort Award recognizes an organization or individual who has made a significant impact toward improving the comfort of cattle. Examples of such a person could be a producer who prioritizes cow comfort, a veterinarian who advocates for cow comfort, or a group or an individual that conducts cow comfort research, etc.
Cow Comfort Award Winners
2023 Dr Shawn McKenna
2022 Dr Erica Allen
2021 Dock Road Dairy
2017 Casa Barra Farm, West Cape
2016 Crasdale Farms
2015 Raeburn Dunn, Elmsdale
2012 Janet & Derwin Clow, Kinkora
PEIVMA Cow Comfort Award
PEIVMA Quality Milk Award
In 1984 the PEI Veterinary Medical Association established the Quality Milk Award to recognize and honour the Island dairy farm achieving the lowest somatic cell count average in the past year. A low somatic cell score in milk is confirmation of excellent udder health of the dairy herd. Many factors contribute to udder health; including nutrition, sanitation and biosecurity, clean and comfortable cow housing, milking management and milking machine maintenance, and perhaps most importantly, a commitment to creating the most comfortable and pleasant environment for the entire cow herd.
The award is given annually to the farm with the lowest average somatic cell score as determined by the PEI Dairy lab.
The PEIVMA Quality Milk Award winners:
|1st place: Logan Bryanton
2nd place: Elaine and Abe Buttimer, Abelaine Farms
3rd place: Fritz Hoff, Hoff Dairy
|1st place: Abelaine Farms Inc. – Abe and Elaine Buttimer, New Glasgow, PEI
2nd place: Rose Farm – Edwin and Frances Matt, Breadalbane, PEI
3rd place: Skylane Farm Ltd. – Jamie Bernard, Long River, PEI
|Justin Rogers, Brae
|Tiny Acres Holsteins, Belmont Lot 16
Debbie & Alan Aten, Springvale
Bernadale Holsteins, Richmond
|1st place: Abelaine Farms
2nd place: Sunny Meadow Farms
3rd place: Casa Barra Farms