George McConnell was an enthusiastic supporter of the Intermountain Vet¬erinary 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.
Nomination Procedure. Nominations are due March 31, to the management office of AASRP. Nominations are reviewed for appropriate criteria and forwarded to the Board of AASRP for selection of recipient. The president will seek approval from the board of directors. By nature of this being a prestigious award it may not be awarded every year.
The Award. The award is an individualized engraved myrtlewood plaque that is created in Salem, Oregon. The presentation of this award will be given at the AASRP Annual Membership Meeting.
Listed below, is the criteria required for consideration:
1) List educational history
2) List description of and percent of veterinary work devoted to small ruminant species
3) List description of involvement in the AASRP organization
4) List description of involvement in other veterinary organizations
5) List offices that have been held in organized veterinary medicine
6) List contributions to veterinary medicine and other small ruminant industries
7) List description of involvement in community service
8) List any awards that indicate service to others