Alberta Veterinary Medical Association Service Award Recipients

EDMONTON, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual service awards.  The awards were presented at the ABVMA Annual Member Recognition Banquet at the Delta Calgary South Hotel in Calgary on February 25, 2017.

Dr. Cary Hashizume is the recipient of the ABVMA Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented to a member of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association who has demonstrated outstanding service to the ABVMA. Service may be over the past year or several years. This award was established to recognize contributions to the association.

Dr. Craig Dorin is the recipient of this year's Veterinarian of the Year Award. This award is presented to a member of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association who has made outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine or veterinary science as a registered veterinarian. The contribution may be over a lifetime, not just the past year. This award was established to recognize contributions to the veterinary profession.

Dr. Blake Balog is the recipient of the Young Veterinarian of the Year Award. This award is presented to a new Alberta Veterinary Medical Association member who has shown enthusiasm for veterinary medicine and demonstrated emerging leadership in the veterinary profession. This award is normally presented to a veterinarian who has graduated within the last five years.

Ms. Shirley Gostola is the recipient of this year's ABVMA Veterinary Technologist of the Year Award. This award is presented to a member of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association who has made outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine or veterinary science as a registered veterinary technologist. The contribution may be over a lifetime, not just the past year. This award is presented in recognition of contributions to the profession.

The Alberta Association of Animal Health Technologists (AAAHT) also presented three awards at the event. Ms. Brigitta Smith was presented with the AAAHT Appreciation Award, Ms. Connie Varnhagen was the recipient of the AAAHT Meritorious Service Award, and Ms. Lucille Landals was the recipient of a special Legacy Award for her years of service to the association.

SOURCE Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

For further information: Kathy Naum, Manager, Communications and Professional Enhancement, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, 780-489-5007

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