|AASRP Member Awards|
Two awards are offered each year to qualifying AASRP members in recognition of outstanding service to the organization. The Don Bailey Award and the George McConnell Award are awarded during the AASRP membership meeting held in conjunction with the AVMA Annual Convention. The recipients must be nominated by current AASRP members and colleagues, and they must meet the criteria described below.
Dr. Don Bailey Award
Dr. Don Bailey set the standard for small ruminant practitioners. He loved being a veterinarian, servant of the community, teacher of youth and of colleagues, giver of time, talents and laughter, and above all a wise parent and loving spouse. Our association is better because Don put his stamp on it.We therefore give this award, named in his honor, to recognize the AASRP Small Ruminant Practitioner of the Year.
Nomination Procedure. Nominations are due March 31st, to the management office of AASRP. Nominations are reviewed for appropriate criteria and forwarded to the board of AASRP for selection of the recipient.
The Award. The award will be an etched glass bowl. The glass representing clearness of purpose and transparency of greatness, the bowl representing a reservoir for values necessary for success. The presentation of this award will be given at the AASRP Annual Membership Meeting.
Listed below, are the criteria required for consideration:
1) Must be a member in good standing of AASRP
George McConnell Award
George McConnell was an enthusiastic supporter of the Intermountain Veterinary Meeting (now Western Veterinary Conference) and of the American Association of Sheep and Goat Practitioners (now AASRP). He was vice-president of the H.C. Burns Company (now Butler Veterinary Supply). By his support, a fledgling association took root and grew to what we have today. This award embraces his foresight, work, support, and his fun-loving enthusiastic desire for education of small ruminant veterinarians.
The purpose of this award is to recognize the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners member who exemplifies the ideals and dedication of George McConnell and that has given extraordinary service to both the association and small ruminant practice.
1) List educational history
Sam Guss Memorial Fund
Providing support to veterinary students in both research and clinical opportunities.