The Special Service Award recognizes an outstanding individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of the veterinary profession and/or the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. This individual or organization can be a non-veterinarian or a veterinarian who holds a degree from an institution other than the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
Any individual or organization interested in submitting a nomination is welcome to do so. The Selection Committee may select no more than one recipient each year. Nominations will remain active for three years.
Completed forms with supportive materials should be submitted to the dean’s office no later than May 31, 2018. Recipients will be notified by the end of June so travel arrangements and campus plans can be coordinated. Those selected will be honored throughout the Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians and surrounding activities October 11-12, 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the nomination form or the selection process, please contact the Advancement Office at 217/333-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility and Criteria
Any organization, non-veterinarian or any veterinarian who holds a degree from an institution other than the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is eligible to be nominated for this award. Individuals may be nominated for this award posthumously. The nominee’s contributions to the profession may have been made in any of the following areas:
- practice – clinical, diagnostic, public health, regulatory, military
- shelters or humane societies
- involvement in organized veterinary medicine
- human-animal bond
- mentoring of future veterinarians