NJVMA Seeks Nominations for 21st Annual Animal Hall of Fame

NJVMA Seeks Nominations for 21st Annual Animal Hall of Fame


The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) is accepting nominations for the 21st Annual Animal Hall of Fame. The NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame distinguishes itself as the preeminent award celebrating the human-animal bond, a reflection of the personal relationship between animals and their owners, in the state of New Jersey.  

“Just like the winners inducted into the Animal Hall of Fame, this award is unique. It honors the extraordinary in the ordinary; the animals and individuals who achieve small accomplishments with monumental results,” said Richard Alampi, Executive Director of the NJVMA.

For the past 20 years, the NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame has recognized over 100 animal and animal welfare advocates in an effort to generate awareness of the veterinary profession in the state of New Jersey.

“Veterinarians recognize that the human-animal bond surpasses the exam room and can be seen in the everyday interactions between animals and their owners,” explained Alampi. “This award is about the critical role that veterinarians play in supporting this powerful bond.”

To nominate an animal or animal welfare individual, please complete the NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame application which can be found on the NJVMA website at http://njvma.org/online-nomination-form/. The submission deadline is Nov. 10, 2015. Inductees will be honored at a public awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ.

To be considered, all nominations must include the completed official application, the name and contact information of the nominee’s veterinarian, and a letter of nomination from the nominee’s owner or veterinarian explaining how the animal has exhibited special abilities or has demonstrated courage. Nominations may also include additional letters of support, photographs, videos, drawings, or newspaper clippings.

About the NJVMA
Founded in 1884, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) is a professional association representing the state’s licensed veterinarians. The NJVMA is dedicated to advancing the veterinary profession in New Jersey. For more information, visit http://njvma.org.

About the NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame
The Animal Hall of Fame was established by the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association to publicly celebrate the human-animal bond. Visit the Hall of Fame page at http://njvma.org/animal-hall-of-fame/for more details, including video footage of past inductees.

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