Annual Awards

Merit Award Veterinarian of the Year Distinguished Life Service Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine

Service to the Veterinary Community & the Welfare of Animals


The VMA of NYC began its annual awards program in 1984 and presents awards in five categories:

MERIT AWARD

Presented to members in recognition of their significant contributions to the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and the advancement of the veterinary profession.

VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR

The Veterinarian of the Year Award is given to members who over the course of many years have served the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and the veterinary profession in an exemplary and distinguished manner.

DISTINGUISHED LIFE SERVICE

The Distinguished Life Service award is the highest honor conferred on members of the VMANYC. This award honors individuals of the highest caliber in the profession; one who has been a good and faithful member for a period of 35 years and who has actively and fully partaken in association activities.

OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO VETERINARY MEDICINE

The Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award recognizes individuals who through their efforts in education, research, practice, or some veterinary-related activity significantly contribute to the advancement and improvement of veterinary medicine in New York City.

SERVICE TO THE VETERINARY COMMUNITY & THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS

The Service to the Veterinary Community & the Welfare of Animal Award recognizes the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of faculty and staff who have devoted their time and talent to make substantial, enduring contributions to the veterinary community and to the welfare of animals.

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MERIT AWARD

1984 – Dorfman, Sam†
1984 – Grossman, Alfred
1984 – Hershhorn, Bernard
1984 – Kessler, Sidney†
1984 – Stern, Irving
1985 – Bandes, Gerald†
1985 – Diamond, Lewis†
1985 – Garvey, Mike
1985 – Karmin, Leo†
1985 – Rogoff, Edward†
1985 – Rosen, Bernard†
1986 – Robinson, Gordon
1986 – Schrader, Steven
1986 – Tilley, Larry
1986 – Wilkins, Robert
1987 – Burke, Ronald
1987 – McLellan, Susan
1987 – Tait, Lloyd
1988 – Berman, Lewis
1988 – Fox, Philip
1988 – Kram, Malcolm
1989 – Jacobson, Linda
1989 – Kuhlman, Jay
1989 – Peterson, Mark
1990 – Abney Pamela
1990 – Gross, Steve
1990 – Kolodny, Sy†
1991 – Helton, Karen
1992 – Keating, Lee
1993 – Lange, Richard
1993 – Levine, Leonard†
1994 – Lee, Lincoln
1995 – Soliman, Sameh
1996 – Karmin, Andrew
1997 – Hohenhaus, Ann
1998 – Esposito, Lisa
1998 – Haddock, Sally
1999 – Butler, Julie
1999 – Wallace, Melissa
2000 – Pidgeon, Guy
2001 – Bregman, Eric
2002 – Korin, George

2002 – Reisman, Robert
2003 – Kalvig, Barbara
2004 – Attas, Amy
2005 – Sangiorgio, John
2006 – Levy, Jeffrey
2007 – Burya, Erin
2007 – Morimoto, Mari
2008 – Shaw, Neil
2009 – Bregman, Allan
2009 – Wohlstadter, David
2010 – Slavinski, Sally
2011 – Salemi, Mark
2011 – Sykes, John
2012 – Chiaramonte, Deirdre
2013 – Yousry, Gamal
2014 – Buelow, Mary
2014 – Langston, Catherine
2015 – Mossa, Danielle
2016 – LoBasso, Thomas

 

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VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR

1984 – Meisels, Ray†
1985 – Hershhorn, Bernard
1986 – Dorfman, Sam†
1987 – Tierney, Fred
1989 – Marder, Mike
1990 – Robinson, Gordon
1991 – Grossman, Alfred
1992 – Jacobson, Linda
1993 – Miller, Alex
1994 – Abney, Pamela
1995 – McLellan, Susan
1997 – Karmin, Andrew
1997 – Tait, Lloyd
1998 – Berman, Lewis
1998 – Zweighaft, Harold
1999 – Manning, Keith
2000 – Borzio, Frank
2001 – Pidgeon, Guy
2002 – Greene, Richard
2003 – Salemi, Mark
2004 – Soliman, Samel
2005 – Korin, George

2006 – van der Woerdt, Alexandra
2007 – Marghoob, Azra
2008 – Reisman, Robert
2009 – Sangiorgio, John
2010 – Esposito, Lisa
2011 – Bregman, Eric
2012 – Peterson, Mark
2013 – Bregman, Allan
2014 – Wohlstadter, David
2015 – Sykes, John M.
2016 – Chiaramonte, Deirdre


DISTINGUISHED LIFE SERVICE

1984 – Bloom, Frank†
1985 – Lawrence, David
1986 – Kessler, Sidney†
1986 – Stone, Earl†
1986 – Wilkins, Robert
1987 – Fletcher, Charles†
1987 – Tait, Lloyd
1988 – Meisels, Ray†
1989 – Karmin, Leo†
1990 – Stern, Irvin
1991 – Livingston, Abby†

1992 – Bandes, Gerald†
1993 – Zweighaft, Harold†
1994 – Dorfman, Sam
1995 – Rogoff, Edward†
1996 – Rosen, Bernard†
1997 – Levy, George
1998 – Whitehead, Jack
1999 – Wallace, Melissa
2000 – Higgins, John
2001 – Tierney, Fred
2003 – Bregman, Jack
2004 – Grossman, Alfred
2005 – Marder, Mike

2006 – Kuhlman, Jay
2007 – McLellan, Susan
2008 – Berman, Lewis
2009 – Lange, Richard
2010 – Jacobson, Linda
2011 – Miller, Alexander
2012 – Borzio, Frank
2013 – Wyler, Steven
2014 – Alexandru, Adrian
2015 – Soliman, Sameh
2016 – Luckow, Scott
2016 – Malihan, Adelaide

 

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OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO VETERINARY MEDICINE

1987 – Tilley, Larry
1989 – Greene, Richard
1990 – Bicks, Jane
1991 – Liu-Si-Kwang†
1992 – Abney, Pamela
1993 – Hardy, William
1994 – Hohenhaus, Ann
1995 – Garvey, Mike
1996 – Zweighaft, Harold†
1998 – Tierney, Fred
1998 – Kay, William
1998 – Maloney, Carolyn
1999 – Cohen, Susan
1999 – Miller, Lila
2000 – Cooper, Effie
2001 – Washburn, Annabell
2002 – ***
2003 – Haddock, Sally 
2004 – Esposito, Lisa
2005 – Kinnear, Paul
2006 – Attas, Amy
2006 – Maccia, John
2007 – Butler, Julie

2008 – Peterson, Mark
2009 – Connick, Charles
2010 – Bregman, Eric
2011 – Soliman, Sam
2012 – Salemi, Mark
2013 – Sangiorgio, John
2014 – Prata, Raymond
2015 – van der Woerdt, Alexandra
2016 – Reisman, Robert

 


***  In 2002 this award was given to “all who served at Ground Zero caring for search and rescue dogs and those who helped reunite pet owners with their companion animals following the disaster in New York City. The plaque was given to City of New York and is part of the permanent 911 memorial exhibit.

 

SERVICE TO THE VETERINARY COMMUNITY AND THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS

2012 -Costello, Patricia
2013 – Salemi, Mark
2014 – Varis, Agnes† (posthumus)
2014 – Pastore, Michael
2014 – Solutions+ of New York
2015 – Gibson, Gibson
2016 – New York Police Department

 

† deceased