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Awards

The ACVIM has two awards that are presented annually to outstanding Diplomates during the Membership Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the ACVIM Forum. 

Congratulations to the 2014 award winners who received their recognition at the 2014 ACVIM Forum in Nashville!

ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award
Michael Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)


ACVIM Distinguished Service Award
Eleanor C. Hawkins, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Visit each award page for details and nomination forms.

The Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence is presented in recognition of outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession.

The ACVIM Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding and dedicated service by a Diplomate as a College volunteer.

Deadlines & Reminders

September 19–20, 2014
ACE Course—Advanced Techniques in Neurosurgery

September 19–21, 2014
ACE Course—SAIM Infectious Disease

October 1, 2014
2015 General Examination registration deadline
Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Credentials (for the 2015 Specialty Examination) due
2015 LAIM Specialty Examination registration deadline
LAIM case reports (1st submission) deadline

December 1, 2014
Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Credentials results available
LAIM case report results (1st submission) available
Cardiology Credentials (for the 2015 Specialty Examination) due

December 15, 2014
2015 LAIM Specialty Examination cancellation deadline for full refund

January 15 & 16, 2015
2015 LAIM Specialty Examination (Las Vegas, NV)

January 30, 2015
Cardiology Credentials results available

February 2, 2015
2015 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examination registration deadline

March 2, 2015
2015 LAIM Specialty Examination results available
LAIM case reports (2nd submission) due*
(*Please note that this date has been moved back one month)
Echocardiography, Catheterization, Education and Summary Logs due

May 1, 2015
LAIM case report results (2nd submission) available

May 4, 2015
2015 General Examination & 2015 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examination cancellation deadline for full refund

May 31 & June 1, 2015
2015 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examination (Indianapolis, Indiana)

June 2, 2015
2015 General Examination (Indianapolis, Indiana)

June 3–6, 2015
2015 ACVIM Forum
Indianapolis, Indiana

July 1, 2015
LAIM credentials (for the 2016 Specialty Examination) due

July 17, 2015
2015 General Examination & 2015 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examination results available

January 14 & 15, 2016 
2016 LAIM Specialty Examination (Las Vegas, NV)

January 12 & 13, 2017
2017 LAIM Specialty Examination (Las Vegas, NV)