Monday, January 26, 2015

The SAVMA John Pitts Award for Distinguished Service:
Every year, the SAVMA President recognizes one veterinary student that has gone above and beyond in service and dedication to the veterinary profession.  The Award is open to ANY veterinary student who is a member in good standing within the Student AVMA.  The awardee will receive round-trip airfare as well as lodging and registration to SAVMA Symposium 2015 in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota, March 19-21, 2015.  The award will be presented to the student during the Saturday evening (March 21) closing Gala.

Nomination Details:  
1. Due Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:00pm CST
2.  A well-written essay not more than 2 pages in length.  Use standard font (Arial, Times New Roman, or similar) at 12-pt size, spacing at 1.5, standard margins.  The file should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
3. LIST at the top of the first page the name and contact information of the individual being nominated, the veterinary school of attendance, and the name(s) and contact information of the individual(s) submitting the nomination.
4.  The essay should address specific examples of the student's service and dedication, and demonstrate how those examples have contributed to the betterment of veterinary medicine.
5.  Submit the nomination to by the due date above with the subject line "John Pitts Award".
6.  The awardee and nominating individuals will be notified by email and/or phone call in late February to allow the awardee ample time to plan their trip to SAVMA Symposium 2015.

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