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"One Welfare" Awards Nomination Form
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Please Select only one category per nomination and complete the form below.

If you prefer to mail the form in, please click here for a hard copy.

Return the form, along with supporting documentation, by November 15th to:

IVMA Animal Welfare Committee

201 South Capitol Ave. Suite 405

Indianapolis, IN 46225


Here is a description of each of the categories:


IVMA "One Welfare" Animal of the Year Award is presented to salute and promote the animals of Indiana.  The nominee must be an animal that exemplifies the affection, loyalty, security, and value of the human-animal bond.


IVMA "One Welfare" Recognition Award is presented to pay tribute to an Indiana resident promoting the advancement of animal welfare issues through outstanding service, education, or research, or who provides exemplary care to agricultural animals and/or has significantly improved the welfare of agricultural animals in our state.


IVMA "One Welfare" Veterinary Service Award is presented to an IVMA member who has demonstrated extraordinary care or service in improving the welfare of Indiana animals.  This award recognizes a veterinarian who exemplifies the qualities as presented in the Veterinary Oath.  


"Purple Paw" Award - The Animal Welfare Committee would like to recognize any service or police K9 animal injured or killed in the line of duty the past year.  Please indicate name of animal - they will be recognized at the presentation ceremony. 

Recipients of the awards will be determined by members of the IVMA Animal Welfare Committee.  Awards will be presented during the IVMA Annual Meeting.  Recipients should be available to receive the award and participate in the public recognition.


Please complete the information below for each nomination.  Letters of support, news articles, and other information should also be submitted to support each nomination by clearly describing how the nominee meets the criteria for the award. 

The IVMA will publicize each award.  In some cases, the IVMA may ask the awardee and/or the awardee's owner and/or veterinarian to appear at a public information event and/or personal interview.  All such events shall be subject to the awardee's availablility and the owner's approval.  The IVMA may ask the owner to sign a legal release giving permission for the IVMA's use of their animal's image and/or audio reproduction.

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