Recognition Awards

The ACVIM greatly values the dedication of our members to the profession as well as their investment in and support to help make the ACVIM successful. We offer awards annually for volunteer service, outstanding achievements within the profession and by specialty. 

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ACVIM Lee and Inge Pyle Service Award

Recognizes outstanding and dedicated service by a Diplomate as a College volunteer.

Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence

Presented in recognition of outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession.


ACVIM Specialty Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

William R. Fenner Early Career Award for Outstanding Service

Awarded to a Diplomate exemplifying exceptional service in the College and/or their Specialty in a volunteer capacity within the first 10 years following Board-certification.


ACVIM Certificate of Clinical Excellence

Recognizes students who demonstrate sincere interest in internal medicine and outstanding didactic and clinical expertise in internal medicine.


2023 ACVIM Recognition Award Winners

"[Dr. Hamlin] has excelled as a cardiologist, educator, investigator, mentor and colleague. His impact on veterinary cardiology has been extensive and long‐lasting. Perhaps these professional accomplishments have only been exceeded by his enthusiasm to teach, his kindness, and his desire to help others advance in their careers while always seeing the positives in people and their ideas."

John D. Bonagura, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology, SAIM

Pam has mentored so many students, interns, residents, fellows, and colleagues throughout her life. Her publication record is unrivaled and she has also taught a huge number of people how to go through the process of scientific study all the way through to publication. She also disseminates information generously and with no expectation of a return. Her contributions to [our] specialty cannot be understated." 

- Anna Hollis, BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVIM (LAIM), DipECEIM, MSc (Clin Onc)

"Jody has a career-long history of contributions to veterinary medicine. These alone warrant consideration for this prestigious award. But Jody has touched many lives and advanced veterinary medicine in ways beyond these tangibles. Jody is one of the most caring and compassionate individuals that I have known."

- Joseph Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM, Nutrition), ACVNU

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