HILLSBOROUGH — The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) is now accepting nominations for the 24th Annual Animal Hall of Fame. The NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame distinguishes itself as the preeminent award honoring the human-animal bond, a reflection of the personal relationship between animals and their owners, in the state of New Jersey.
“Just like the winners inducted into the Animal Hall of Fame, this award is unique. Unlike most, it does not honor the best in show or the most agile. It honors the extraordinary in the ordinary; the everyday animals and individuals who achieve small accomplishments, with monumental results,” said Richard Alampi, Executive Director of the NJVMA.
For the past two decades, the NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame has recognized over 125 animals and animal welfare advocates in an effort to generate awareness of the veterinary profession in the state of New Jersey.
“Veterinarians recognize that the human-animal bond surpasses the exam room and can be seen in the ordinary interactions between animals and their owners,” explained Alampi. “This award is about the critical role that veterinarians play in supporting this powerful bond.”
To nominate an animal or animal welfare champion, please complete the NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame application which can be found on the NJVMA website by clicking here. The submission deadline is November 16, 2018. Inductees will be honored at a public awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton.
To be considered, all nominations should include an official application signed by the animal’s owner or animal welfare nominee, the name and contact information of the nominee’s veterinarian, and a letter of nomination from the nominee’s owner or veterinarian explaining how the animal has exhibited special abilities or has demonstrated courage. Nominations may also include additional letters of support, photographs, videos, drawings, or newspaper clippings.
Founded in 1884, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) is a professional association representing the state’s licensed veterinarians. The NJVMA is dedicated to advancing the veterinary profession in New Jersey. For more information click here.
The Annual Animal Hall of Fame was established by the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association to publicly celebrate the human-animal bond. Visit the Hall of Fame by clicking here for more details, including video footage of past inductees