NOMV Annual Gala Awards

The NOMV Annual Gala Awards is an award ceremony recognizing the contributions of our incredible team of supporters! Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination (including self-nominations) except for members of the Annual Award Review Committee.

2022

NOMV is excited to announce our second NOMV Annual Gala Awards! Join the NOMV Board of Directors to celebrate the accomplishments of our incredible volunteers in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will take place at the La Fonda Hotel on Saturday, December 3rd.

This year’s Gala will feature a presentation by Dr. Joseph Hahn from Merck about veterinary wellbeing and will include a film debut of a NOMV PSA produced by an Ontario film crew – you don’t want to miss this!

If you are unable to attend in person, we will also be live streaming via Zoom, so you can watch from the comfort of your home!

Make sure to save the date to your calendars and keep a lookout for more details to follow in the coming weeks!

2021

In case you missed the live ceremony, watch the replay to celebrate the NOMV community!

The 2021 award winners included:

  • Student Ambassador of the Year – Taylor Gwynn
  • Rising Volunteer of the Year – Dr. Erika Lin-Hendel
  • Established Volunteer of the Year – Dr. Amber Hutchinson
  • Committee Chair of the Year – Caitlin Furlong
  • Board Member of the Year – Dr. Melanie Goble
  • Committee of the Year – Race Around the World Committee
  • Event of the Year – Race Around the World
  • Presentation of the Year – “Mentoring: From Good to Great” by Dr. Addie Reinhard
  • Outside Fundraiser of the Year – Relief Rover’s Clinic to 5K Race
  • Partner of the Year – Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association
  • Sponsor of the Year – Boston Veterinary Clinic

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!

Awards

Description: The Rising Volunteer of the Year recognizes a new NOMV volunteer that exhibits initiative and strong potential to contribute to the quality of the organization’s future.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a NOMV volunteer that is not a NOMV Student Ambassador. The volunteer must have started their volunteerism with NOMV prior to April 2021, but after April 2019.

Description: The Established Volunteer of the Year recognizes a NOMV volunteer that demonstrates a positive impact on the NOMV community and a commitment to developing a sustainable organization that cultivates leadership among fellow volunteers.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must not be a Committee Chair or NOMV Board Member and must have started volunteering with NOMV prior to April 2019.

Description: The Student Ambassador of the Year recognizes a NOMV student representative with strong potential to contribute to the quality of the organization’s future in addition to the impact they demonstrate locally on their campus.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a current NOMV Student Ambassador. The volunteer must also be actively enrolled in a veterinary or veterinary technician program and serve on the NOMV Student Support & Mentorship Committee for at least 6 months (in future years the eligibility criteria will be since April of the prior year).

Description: The Committee Chair of the Year recognizes a NOMV Committee Chair or Co-Chair that provides exemplary commitment and extraordinary leadership to their team. The Chair makes a meaningful contribution to the organization’s mission, vision, values, and demonstrates transformational leadership.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a current NOMV Committee Chair and served at least since April 2021.

Description: The Board Member of the Year recognizes a NOMV Board Member that provides exemplary commitment and extraordinary leadership to the entire organization. The Board Member makes a meaningful contribution to the organization’s mission, vision, values, and demonstrates transformational leadership.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a current NOMV Board Member and have served at least since April 2021.

Description: The Committee of the Year recognizes the collective efforts of an entire NOMV Committee during the 2021 calendar year. The Committee must demonstrate impact towards the organization's mission and vision.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a NOMV Committee established prior to April 2021.

Description: The Event of the Year recognizes an event put on by one or more NOMV committees. The event is considered prominent and demonstrates significant impact in furthering the mission and vision of NOMV.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be an event that took place between January 2021 - December 2021 on behalf of NOMV. The goal of the event must satisfy at least one of the following criteria: raising awareness about NOMV’s mission, raising funds for the organization, and/or providing outreach to local veterinary clinic(s). The event must not be considered a speaking event.

Description: The Presentation of the Year recognizes the intellectual efforts responsible for creating and presenting a speech on a topic relevant to the NOMV mission. The presentation should be supported by research and include either implementation strategies or best practices to transform the veterinary industry in alignment with NOMV’s mission.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a presentation provided to the veterinary community between January 2021 and December 2021 on a topic relevant to NOMV’s mission. The presentation should clearly demonstrate current knowledge on the topic chosen with 90% of the resources being from the past 7 years and at least 50% of the resources being from the past 5 years.

Description: The Outside Fundraiser of the Year recognizes an group or individual that creatively raised funds to donate to NOMV. The fundraiser should be invested in the mission of NOMV with a specific goal for their contribution.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must have contributed to NOMV financially during the calendar year (no minimum amount). The recipient must be willing to have their story shared publicly.

Description: The Partner of the Year recognizes an affiliate organization for their contributions to the organization and/or the field of veterinary medicine. The partner should demonstrate regular support of NOMV through in kind donations, social media shares, event partnerships, resources to NOMV members, and/or the like.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a formally recognized partner on the NOMV Partner website at the time of nomination.

Description: The Sponsor of the Year recognizes an organization that demonstrates financial investment in NOMV and exemplifies the NOMV mission in their business practices. In addition to financial support, the Sponsor of the Year recipient publicly promotes their investment in NOMV via their website, social media, and/or press releases and promotes team members volunteering their time or services to the organization.

Eligibility: The recipient for this award must be a formally recognized sponsor on the NOMV Sponsors website at the time of nomination.

Nomination Process

Status: Award nomination period is currently closed. Please check back in December to submit a nomination for the 2022 Awards. 

Ceremony: Awards will be announced via Facebook Live the first Friday in January at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST.