6.1. KVA Advocacy Award
The award is given to an individual to recognize his/her contribution to advance the KVA’s Legislative Agenda and advocate on behalf of the veterinary profession.
6.2. KVA Veterinary Research Award
This award recognizes a veterinary researcher on the basis of lifetime achievement in basic, applied or clinical research. Nominees will be considered on the total impact their career has had on the veterinary or biomedical research and is open to persons working in an academic, government, private or public institution or in clinical practice.
6.3. KVA Veterinary Academia Award
This award recognizes a veterinarian in Academia on the basis of their lifetime achievement in lecturing, supervising and mentoring students. Nominees will be considered on the total impact their career has had on students in tertiary academic institutions and is open to persons working in any tertiary academic institution.
6.4. KVA Industry Award
This award publicly acknowledges and celebrates the role of veterinarians within the industry (pharmaceutical, animal production, corporate etc) and it formally recognizes a KVA member for their contributions of to the advancement of these industries.
6.5. KVA Public Service Award
This recognizes a KVA member for long terms of outstanding public service while employed by a the international, regional, national or county government, institution or organization in the field of regulatory activities associated with animal disease prevention or control, food hygiene & public health, food Security & livelihoods OR unusual and/or exemplary contributions to the above areas.
6.6. KVA Veterinary Clinician Award
This award recognizes a veterinarian who has excelled in offering quality clinical veterinary service which is sensitive to the needs of the animals under his/her care and provides good customer service to the owner of the animals. The nominees will be considered on the total impact their work within the locality they operate in and their ability to mentor the younger veterinarians.
6.7. KVA Meritorious Service Award
This award recognizes an individual veterinarian who has brought public honor and distinction to the veterinary profession through personal, professional, or community service activities that are conducted outside the scope of organized veterinary medicine or research.
6.8. KVA Animal Welfare Award
This award is given annually to a KVA member to recognize his/her achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development, and/or advocacy. By doing so, the KVA hopes to raise public awareness of the important role veterinarians play in:
• Improving understanding of animal welfare-related science and ethics,
• Ensuring that animal use for human purposes is conducted responsibly, and
• Attending to and promoting animal welfare within the context of responsible animal use.