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

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

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

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is excited to announce a new recognition award, the ACVIM Specialty Lifetime Achievement Award. This will be presented to the most prominent leaders in each specialty and provides the opportunity to celebrate those who have made significant contributions in each of the five specialties.

2020 Recipients

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Dr. Gompf is the Associate Professor of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Veterinary Medicine. She has taught cardiology to students at UT since 1978 and has trained interns and residents in cardiology, medicine and radiology. Dr. Gompf's record of service includes assuming the role of secretary of Cardiology for the ACVIM for 33 consecutive years, in addition to serving on seven ACVIM committees, leading four of those as chair.

Dr. Twedt is the Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Colorado State University, Department of Clinical Sciences. He joined the CSU facility in 1978 and has a distinguished career as a professor, mentor, scientist, speaker and professional volunteer. He is known worldwide for discoveries in liver and gastrointestinal disease in dogs and cats; and has developed techniques using endoscopy and laparoscopy to visualize a patient's internal structures. Dr. Twedt is a decorated specialist and prolific author who has received numerous awards.

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