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FEDERATION OF ASIAN SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATIONS CONGRESS 2017

  1. Learn from the best international speakers, as well as a variety of Australian speakers, all experts in their fields - Cardiorespiratory: Lynelle Johnson, Fiona Meyers-Campbell, Niek Beijerink  Clinical pathology and principles of medicine: Jill Maddison, Sue Foster, Graham Swinney  Dentistry: Curt Coffman, Loic Legendre, Ruth Barthel, Anthony Caiafa  Dermatology: Sonya Bettenay, Ralf Mueller, Linda Vogelnest  Emergency: Sarah Haldane, Dez Hughes, Terry King  Endocrinology: Dennis Chew, David Church, Darren Merrett  Feline Medicine: Andrea Harvey, Vanessa Barrs, Carolyn O’Brien  Gastroenterology: Caroline Mansfield, Stanley Marks, David Twedt  Imaging: Cathy Beck, Zoe Lenard  Infectious Disease: Michael Lappin, Vanessa Barrs, Julia Beatty, Jill Maddison  Neurology: Richard LeCouteur, Georgina Child, Sam Long  Oncology: Peter Bennett, Tony Moore, Rod Straw  Ophthalmology: Mark Billson, Anna Deykin, David Maggs, Robin Stanley  Surgery: Daniel Brockman, Catriona MacPhail, Jason Beck, Stephen Fearnside, Andrew Marchevsky, Phil Moses  Urogenital: David Senior, Dennis Chew  Unusual pets and avian: Hamish Baron, Brendan Carmel, Bob Doneley, Anne Fawcett, David Neck, Annabelle Olsson, Lizzie Selby, Gerry Skinner, Tegan Stephens, Alex Rosenwax, Shangzhe Xie  Nursing: Trish Farry, Tinika Gillespie, Philip Judge, Terry King, Patricia Newton, Anita Parkin, Lisa Partel, Rebekah Scotney, Rod Straw, Robert Webster, Layla Wilkinson

ASAVA Awards provide an unparalleled opportunity to:

  • Recognise success: Use the submission process to boost your team’s morale by focusing on what has gone well over the past year.
  • Incentivise your staff: Nominate them for an individual award to recognise their personal and professional success.
  • Analyse your business practices and understand what ‘worked’ to create the success that may form the basis of your nomination.
  • Benchmark your performance against the professions best with the option for constructive feedback provided by the judges.
  • Benefit from any media coverage generated by the Awards to boost your profile.
  • Utilise the prestige and kudos of winning an award on your resume, your marketing and professional collateral to further boost your organisation’s credibility.

Get recognised

Each year, the ASAVA Awards honour the best in small animal veterinary practice across Australia, while the ASAVA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of our profession “the ones to watch”. In turn, all award recipients enjoy considerable profiling within the veterinary community and the general public.

The prestige of the ASAVA Awards program relies on the high calibre of submissions who are exclusively ASAVA members, along-side the expertise of the judging panel, the ASAVA Committee is convened each year to review submissions.

Important dates

All Awards will be presented at the ASAVA Awards Dinner, Sunday 13 August 2017 during the FASAVA Congress 2017, Gold Coast.

  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2017 awards open here Monday 6 March 2017.
  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2017 awards close Tuesday 30 May 2017.
  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2017 student scholarships open here Monday 6 March 2017.
  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2017 student scholarships close Monday 12 June 2017.

Please see below to find out more about the ASAVA awards, each award’s details and criteria and the nomination form.

Awards categories

  • John Holt Distinguished Service Award: Given to any person within or outside of the profession who has rendered outstanding service to the ASAVA and its members.
  • ASAVA Practitioner of the year: Is a practitioner, who in the eyes of ASAVA members, has rendered outstanding service to the profession and the public in terms of academic qualifications, standard of practice, professional profile, altruism or all of these components.
  • ASAVA Award for Scientific Excellence: For outstanding scientific contribution to small animal veterinary medicine/surgery.
  • Atwell Awards (x2): Given to an author for an article published in the Australian Veterinary Practitioner Journal.
  • Student Scholarships (x3): A helping hand to the professions future.

ASAVA members are able to self-nominate for an award by addressing a range of criteria that is relevant to the particular award and application process.

Entry tips and process

Step 1: Deciding to enter:

  • Learn more about how to enter by navigating through this Awards information.
  • Discuss the possibility with other members of your team.
  • Ensure that you’re a current financial member of ASAVA.
  • You may like to talk with the team at the ASAVA office about your application.

Step 2: Select which awards to enter

  • Peruse each award criteria and make note of the ones that are relevant.
  • Choose to self-nominate or you may like to nominate someone other than yourself.
  • You may enter more than one category.

Step 3: Gather your forces

  • Identify if there is a person in charge to complete an Awards application, if applicable.
  • Ensure that all your team members are aware and/or assist in the process.
  • Gather the information, collateral and photos required for each entry.

Step 4: Enter an Awards Submission

  • Go to the relevant award section, then follow the instructions.

Step 5: Share in the excitement

  • Ensure your team attend the ASAVA Awards Dinner on Sunday 13 August 2017 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The John Holt Distinguished Service Award

This award is given to any person, within the profession, who has rendered outstanding service to the ASAVA and its members.

Essential criteria: the recipient must qualify for each of the below:

  • Be someone who, in the opinion of the majority of ASAVA members, and/or ASAVA Committee has offered service to the ASAVA with distinction.
  • Be an ASAVA member in good standing

Non-essential criteria: in addition, the following criteria will further qualify a worthy recipient of this award:

  • Has served on the ASAVA Executive for at least 4 years and/or has been an ASAVA member continuously for 5 years or more
  • Has held major office (President/Treasurer)
  • Has achieved outstanding outcomes whilst an ASAVA Executive member

Instructions on nominations and receiving an award:

  • An eligible applicant may be nominated by another colleague and/or self-nominate.
  • Nominations open Monday 6 March 2017.
  • Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday 30 May 2017.
  • Winners should be available to attend the FASAVA Congress 2017 to receive their award, however recipients may nominate a suitable representative (ASAVA member) to accept on their behalf.

ASAVA Practitioner of the Year

Any active member in good standing of the ASAVA may be nominated who:

  • Is fully engaged in practice with a component of at least 25% focus on small animals.
  • Has been actively engaged in practice with small animals for a minimum period of 5 years.
  • Be one, who (in the eyes of their colleagues) is an outstanding practitioner in at least any two of the following:

(a) Academic qualifications
(b) Services to the public
(c) Services to the profession
(d) Public image

Essential criteria: the recipient must qualify for each of the below:

  • Be an ASAVA member in good standing
  • Is fully engaged in practice with a component of at least 25% focus on small animals
  • Is a practitioner, who in the eyes of ASAVA members, has rendered outstanding service to the profession and the public in terms of academic qualifications, standard of practice, professional profile, altruism or all of these components.
  • Nomination will be supported by testimonials from colleagues and/or the public

Non-essential criteria: in addition, the following criteria will further qualify a worthy recipient of this award:

  • Is a practitioner who has rendered an outstanding level of mentoring, support or leadership to colleagues.

Instructions on nominations and receiving an award:

  • An eligible applicant may be nominated by another colleague and/or self-nominate.
  • Nominations open Monday 6 March 2017. 
  • Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday 30 May 2017.
  • Winners should be available to attend the FASAVA Congress 2017 to receive their award, however recipients may nominate a suitable representative (ASAVA member) to accept on their behalf.

ASAVA Award for Scientific Excellence

This award is given to a veterinarian who has rendered outstanding scientific contributions to small animal medicine and /or surgery

Essential criteria: the recipient must qualify for each of the below:

  • Be an ASAVA member in good standing
  • A veterinarian who has rendered outstanding scientific contribution to small animal medicine and/or surgery.
  • The veterinarian should be considered outstanding in their field internationally.
  • ASAVA members should have benefited substantially as a result of the work of this individual (or group).

Non-essential criteria: in addition, the following criteria will further qualify a worthy recipient of this award:

  • Is a practitioner who has rendered an outstanding level of mentoring, support or leadership to colleagues.

Instructions on nominations and receiving an award:

  • An eligible applicant may be nominated by another colleague and/or self-nominate.
  • Nominations open Monday 6 March 2017.
  • Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday 30 May 2017.
  • Winners should be available to attend the FASAVA Congress 2017 to receive their award, however recipients may nominate a suitable representative (ASAVA member) to accept on their behalf.

Atwell Award for Best Case Report

This award is selected by the Australian Veterinary Practitioner Journal Editor based on the following criteria and eligibility for submission(s) published.

Criteria:

  • Scientific merit.
  • Quality of paper (readability, quality of writing, documentation of findings).
  • Relevance to small animal practitioners.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible papers awarded at the FASAVA Congress 2017 include those published from September previous year to June current year.
  • Winners should be available to attend however recipients may nominate a suitable representative (ASAVA member) to accept on their behalf.

Instructions on nominations and receiving an award:

  • Nominations are not required for this award, all papers meeting the above criteria have been considered

Atwell Award for Best Original Study

This award is selected by the Australian Veterinary Practitioner Journal Editor based on the following criteria and eligibility for submission(s) published.

Criteria:

  • Scientific merit.
  • Quality of paper (readability, quality of writing, documentation of findings).
  • Relevance to small animal practitioners.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible papers awarded at the FASAVA Congress 2017 include those published from September previous year to June current year.
  • Winners should be available to attend however recipients may nominate a suitable representative (ASAVA member) to accept on their behalf.

Instructions on nominations and receiving an award:

  • Nominations are not required for this award, all papers meeting the above criteria have been considered

ASAVA Student Scholarships (3 available)

The ASAVA student scholarship offers our student members valuable continuing education as well as an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals. It is our way of thanking our student members for their commitment to the veterinary profession.

In return, we ask that each recipient:

  • Provide a written report of 500 words in relation to the FASAVA Congress 2017 for publication in the post congress issue of Companion
  • Personally present at an on campus event a report on the FASAVA Congress 2017 or publish a report on a nominated student website/social network site

There are three ASAVA Student Scholarships on offer for the FASAVA Congress 2017 at the Gold Coast, 11-14 August 2017. We urge all our ASAVA Student Members to apply for this scholarship to benefit from an outstanding continuing education program and networking opportunities.

Each scholarship will include:

  • Full registration to the FASAVA Congress 2017
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Return airfares from the capital city nearest the student’s campus

Selection criteria: the recipient must qualify for each of the below:

  • The scholarships are open to current ASAVA Student Members across Australia
  • Applicants should ideally demonstrate involvement in and commitment to small animal practice and/or the ASAVA
  • Applicants may provide examples of specific involvement and use supporting references where available
  • Applicants should demonstrate an intention to develop career opportunities in the small animal veterinary profession, and may provide examples of proposed or completed work experience gained

Instructions on nominations and receiving an award:

  • An eligible applicant may be nominated by another colleague and/or self-nominate.
  • Please send your written submission addressing the above criteria together with your resume and outline in no less than 1500 words why you’d benefit from receiving the Student Scholarship
  • Nominations open Monday 6 March 2017
  • Submissions must be received no later than Monday 12 June 2017
  • Winners should be available to attend the FASAVA Congress 2017 to receive their award, however recipients may nominate a suitable representative (ASAVA member) to accept on their behalf

Nominations

All Awards will be presented at the ASAVA Awards Dinner, Sunday 13 August 2017 during the FASAVA Congress 2017, Gold Coast.

  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2016 awards open Monday 6 March 2017.
  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2016 awards close Tuesday 30 May 2017.
  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2016 student scholarships open Monday 6 March 2017.
  • Nominations for the ASAVA 2016 student scholarships close Monday 12 June 2017.

For award nominees, please attach an outline addressing the relevant awards criteria and submit it with your nomination form.

For scholarship nominees, please send your written submission addressing the above criteria together with your resume and outline in no less than 1500 words why you’d benefit from receiving the Student Scholarship.

For all nominees, please download and complete the nomination form, then scan and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.