Dr. Link Welborn, owner of six animal hospitals in Tampa, Florida, accepted The AVMA Award on July 30 during the keynote at AVMA Convention 2022. The award recognizes contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects.
Dr. John Scamahorn has worked to support veterinarians and the veterinary profession at the local, state, and national level throughout his career. He received the AVMA Meritorious Service Award during AVMA Convention 2022.
Dr. Dani McVety-Leinen received the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, Dr. Patricia V. Turner received the AVMA Animal Welfare Award, and Suzanne Millman, PhD, received the AVMA Humane Award.
This year’s recipients of the AVMA President’s Award are Dr. James Brett, a food animal veterinarian active in organized veterinary medicine; the late Phil Hinkle, long-serving executive director of the Florida VMA; and Dr. Martha Littlefield, a Louisiana veterinarian who has had a multifaceted career.
The Coalition for Connected Veterinary Care launched at AVMA Convention 2022. It will develop education and resources to help veterinarians integrate telehealth into their practices in ways that strengthen relationships with their clients and improve patient care.