Alumni Awards

Every year, VMAA recognizes alumni and colleagues who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the veterinary profession and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Veterinary Medical Alumni Association

2001 South Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61802

P: 217-333-2761
F: 217-244-8887
vmaa@vetmed.illinois.edu

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VMAA ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS

View our 2020 and 2021 award winners album on Flickr.

The Veterinary Medical Alumni Association has the honor of presenting the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award, the Special Service Award, and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.  Read more about the awards below.

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DR. ERWIN SMALL DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

The Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize distinguished Illinois graduates (DVM, PhD, and MS degree holders) who have excelled in their respective fields and have made significant contributions to the profession and/or college, regardless of where they reside. This honor is named after the late Dr. Erwin Small (IL ’57), professor emeritus and former associatedean of alumni and public affairs at the College. It is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the advancement of veterinary medicine, specifically to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

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Dr. Roger Dupuis receives the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award from Dean Peter Constable and alumni association leader Dr. Chris Dupuis.
Dr. Christina Tran receives the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award from Dean Peter Constable and alumni association leader Dr. Chris Dupuis.

SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD

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.

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Dr. Stephen Dullard receives the Special Service Alumni Award from Dean Peter Constable and alumni association leader Dr. Chris Dupuis.
Misty Croy, CVT, receives the Special Service Alumni Award from Dean Peter Constable and alumni association leader Dr. Chris Dupuis.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes early-career Illinois graduates (DVM, PhD, and MS degree holders) who have excelled early in their respective fields and who embody the Illini spirit of “labor and learning,” through creativity and entrepreneurship in the field of veterinary medicine, regardless of where they live.

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Dr. Marci Kirk receives the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Dean Peter Constable and alumni association leader Dr. Chris Dupuis.