Awards

TVMA Awards are presented on an annual basis during the Music City Veterinary Conference. Nominations may be made only by TVMA members. While there is no limit to the number of nominations a member may submit, a separate form must be completed for each.  Nominations must be made online.  The nomination process opens October 3 and closes November 3.  Watch for notifications through email and mail.

Read below for more information on award criteria and view a list of past recipients.

Click here for information on the Tennessee Animal Hall of Fame Induction and the John C. New Service Award.

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Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement

Criteria:
Presented to a veterinarian who has generously contributed to the advancement of TVMA, Tennessee’s veterinary community, and the profession for at least thirty (30) years. Criteria include: public acceptance, civic participation, professional knowledge, and activities with fellow veterinarians. An individual may only receive this award once.

Previous Recipients:
1979 Hugh Lamb
1980 Ralph Mobley
1981 M.L. Farris & S.B. Isbell
1982 George Eason
1983 Alex Leech
1984 Tom Bullington
1985 R.L. Donaldson
1986 Howard Johns
1987 C.Z. Lockhart
1988 Harry Caudle
1989 Dan Fitzpatrick
1990 Cameron Shaul
1991 Waldo Williams
1992 James C. Kile, Jr.
1993 James C. Young
1994 Oogie Martin
1995 W.W. Armistead
1996 Ralph Johnson
1999 John W. Evans
2000 Hassel B. Smith, Jr
2001.William Howard
2002 Harty S. Powell
2003 Joseph Kendrick
2004 Jerry Lee Bancroft
2005 Lowell Malmquist
2006 Jerry Burch
2007 Lloyd Isaacson
2008 Thomas E. “Teb” Bondurant
2009 Ron Wilson
2010 Jacky Horner
2011 John C. Donaldson
2012 Alfred Legendre
2013 Jerry Horn
2014 Mary Ergen
2015 John Kruckeberg
2016 Hugh McCampbell
2017 DJ Krahwinkel

Distinguished Service

Distinguished Service

Criteria:
Presented annually to a veterinarian who has made exceptional contributions to veterinary medicine through service and involvement with local associations, TVMA, the AVMA, or other veterinary organizations. Service to committees, innovation in program development and member services are all criteria that are considered. An individual may only receive this award once.

Previous Recipients:
1979 Ray Gathmann
1980 Claude Barton
1981 Oogie Martin
1982 Tommy Lee
1983 Bill Austin & Waldo Williams
1984 Daniel Brown
1985 Edwin Randall
1986 Pete Malmquist
1987 Jacky Horner
1988 Jerry Burch
1989 Steve Copeland
1990 Louis Anderson
1991 Stewart Powell
1992 Richard Goddard
1993 Paul Enoch
1994 Dewitt Owen, Jr.
1995 Mike Fenwick
1997 John Ragan
1998 Mary E. Ergen
1999 G. Michael Shires
2001 Jim Hammon
2002 Walter Clark
2003 Donnie Headrick
2004 Ron Wilson
2005 Mildred C. Bass
2006 Randy Hammon
2007 John Henton
2008 Frankie Locklar & Matt Povlovich
2009 Tai Federico
2010 Kenneth Chamness
2011 Alan Holladay
2012 John Robison
2013 Danielle Mannis
2015 Joe Ed Conn
2016 Doug (Bo) Crabtree
2017 Stephen Galloway

Outstanding Practitioner

Outstanding Practitioner

Criteria:
This award honors a practitioner who has been in private practice the past ten years and is currently practicing food animal, companion animal, and/or equine veterinary medicine. Nominees should have outstanding contributions to veterinary standards, techniques, treatments, and practice methods. Financial success, client and colleague rapport, public service, and willingness to assist other practitioners are all considerations for this award’s criteria. An individual may only receive this award once.  The award is presented every other year.

Previous Recipients:
1979 Farris Beasley
1980 Leon Boyd
1981 Cameron Shaul
1982 Daniel Fitzpatrick
1983 Jack Hall
1984 Jimmy Stanford
1985 Sam Thompson
1986 Howard Mynatt
1987 Charlie Byles
1988 Kenneth Dixon
1989 Carr Hyatt
1990 Dean Martin & Noell Moseley
1991 Oogie Martin
1992 Pat Hackett
1993 Edwin Robertson
1996 George Scorey, III
1997 Bob Coley
1998 William O. Butler
1999 Herbert M. McCollum
2000 Berry H. Gordon
2001 Charlie Moyers
2002 Jerry Burch
2003 Kevin Ade
2004 Richard Buchanan
2005 Robert McCullough
2006 Jerry McMillan
2008 David “Hank” Wright
2010 Jerry Flatt (Cookeville)
2012 Stephen Galloway
2014 Randy Hammon
2016 Allan Holladay

Young Veterinarian

Young Veterinarian

Criteria:
Recipients must be a graduate of ten (10) years or less, a TVMA member, and licensed in Tennessee. Nominating criteria includes contributions to the profession through service to veterinarian associations, with some contributions to the profession through service to veterinarian associations, with some contributions to TVMA, through committee work or some other means. Contributions to their practice, community, engagement of research, or other professional and civic endeavors will also be considered. An individual may only receive this award once.  The award is presented every other year.

Previous Recipients:
1990 Randy Hammon
1991 Mary Ergen
1992 Jerry Wilhite
1993 Walter Clark
1994 Kathy Mitchener
1995 Bill Widdop
1996 John Chambers
1997 David Edwards
1998 Greg Helton
1999 Barry Carter
2000 Denise M. Singer
2001 Shannon McGee
2002 LeAnne Duffey
2004 Neal Ligon
2006 Kristi Lively
2007 Julie Becker
2009 Allison Fields
2011 Michael Towns
2013 Mandy Willis
2015 Russ Reel
2017 Marisa Shulman

Outstanding Commercial Representative

Outstanding Commercial Representative

Criteria:
This award recognizes a representative from a company who exhibits outstanding service to Tennessee’s veterinary community. Sales representatives nominated should consistently provide exceptional service to a wide range of Tennessee veterinary clientele and service as an outstanding liaison to the profession.

Previous Recipients:
1988 Al Stroud, The Butler Co.
1989 Rupert Billingsley, Mutual Supply
1990 Bob Anderson, The Butler Co.
1991 Ernie Miller, SmithKline Beecham
1992 Jim Shenk, VCA
1993 Larry Parrot, Solvay Animal Health
1994 Thomas McDaniel, Grand Lab.
1995 Bob Mistak, Ciba-Geigy
1996 Randy Holliman, Hoechst-Roussel Vet
1997 Laura Vickers Drobnitch, Merk AgVet Division
1998 Rusty Gibson, Fort Dodge Animal Health
1999 Kathi Dougherty, The Columbus Serum Co.
2000 Warren Wyatt, The Butler Co.
2001 Randall West, Merial, Ltd.
2002 Lee Leach, Webster Veterinary Supply
2003 Paul Omvig, Fort Dodge Animal Health
2004 Jim Black, Pfizer Animal Health
2005 Linda Kimmick, The Butler Co.
2006 Phillip Shackelford, Merial, Ltd.
2014 Amy Wedemeyer, Zoetis
2015 Andy Goble, Zoetis
2016 Erika Tookes, Merial

Excellence in Media

Excellence in Media

Criteria:
Presented to employees of the news media (either print or broadcasting) who communicate the positive contributions of veterinary medicine to all Tennesseans. Contributions to the promotion of animal health, public health, and preventative animal healthcare will be considered. Other criteria include accuracy in reporting, and advancing the positive impact of veterinary medicine through the engagement of the public interest and public education. Printed materials or videotape or audiotape of the nominee(s) should be included with the nomination.

Previous Recipients:
1984 Luther Masingill, WDEF-Radio, Chattanooga
1985 Dan Gordon, TN Radio Network & Bill Pease, Tennessee Farmer
1986 Cole Clark, WHBQ-Radio, Memphis
1988 Ruletha Upton, Memphis Cable Vision
1990 Stan Butt, Editor, Tennessee Cattle Business
1994 Harrison Forbes, WNWS-Radio, Jackson, TN
1995 Lance West, WBIR-TV, Knoxville & Bill Race, WTVC-TV, Chattanooga
1996 Gerald Blackburn
1997 Dave Foulk, WIVK-AM 990/FM 99.1, Knoxville
1998 Cindy Wolff, Memphis Commercial Appeal
2000 Channel 3 News, “Eyewitness News Today”, WRCB-TV, Chattanooga
2001 Matt Reynolds, WJHL-TV
2003 Alice Dollar, Knoxville News Sentinel
2005 Ben Hall, NewsChannel 5 Morningline & Openline
2007 Jamie Vaughn, WSMV-TV, Nashville
2009 Tennessee Catttlemen’s Association
2012 Tennessee Farm Bureau
2013 Sandra Harbison, Media Relations UTCVM
2015 Nick Beres, News Channel 5