Veterinary Business Group: recognising outstanding achievement

These awards and scholarships recognise individuals and businesses that demonstrate outstanding leadership in the veterinary business landscape.

You can nominate yourself, your business or be nominated by an industry representative, other veterinary business professionals or your clients (members of the public). Privacy shall be maintained in relation to nominees.

Nominations can be made below.

Applications for nominations open from April 1, and close 31 July.

Awards and scholarships are proudly supported by:

Awards

Applications for nominations open April 1 and close 31 July.

An organisation that demonstrates outstanding performance across the 10 core competencies of veterinary business.

Competencies include:

  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Financial Management
  • Clinical Standards and Protocols
  • Human Resources & Industrial Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ethics
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Technology
 
Requirements
  • An essay outlining how the veterinary business is outstanding in each of the core competencies (up to 300 words for each competency)
  • Two written references that speak to the outstanding nature of the veterinary business. These may be  from clients or other veterinary  business colleagues. (You will need to submit this information as one pdf document)

An individual that has challenged the status quo, stimulated industry debate or become a force for change in response to challenges facing veterinary business.

This award may relate to a journal article, published paper or digital content that advances veterinary business.

 
Requirements
  • Content piece
  • Two written references that speak to the significance of the content as a catalyst for change. (You will need to submit this information as one pdf document)

An individual who is both technically excellent in the field of veterinary business, and who has made an outstanding service contribution to veterinary business over time.

 
Requirements
  • Current CV
  • Two written references that speak to the individual’s capability and contribution. (You will need to submit this information as one pdf document)

Nominations will be accepted from any practice in Australia and the leaders of the business must be Veterinary Business Group members. Veterinary Business Thought Leader Award is also eligible for student members of the Veterinary Business Group.

Refer to each Award for other specific information which may apply.

  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition product vouchers valued at $1,500
  • Provet Points valued at $1,500
  • Two registrations to the VBG Summit, including tickets to the Gala Dinner
  • VBG Membership for one year valued at $300
  • A profile of the practice in AVA and Veterinary Business Group’s electronic communications
  • Award plaque for display
  • A chance to present at the VBG Summit


Scholarships

Applications for nominations open April 1 and close 31 July.

An early career veterinary professional*; who is advancing in leadership in a practice management or supervisory role or HVN role clinically.

*Veterinary nurse or technician

An early career veterinarian*, or veterinary student, with an interest in veterinary business.

* Less than 3 years since graduation

Requirements
  • Current CV
  • Two written references that speak to your potential as an aspiring business leader
  • Please also provide a written response to the following questions: (250-500 words per question).
    • Describe an initiative that you have led in your workplace, celebrating diversity and inclusion and how this has benefited the business and the team.

    • Reflect on how your team would describe your leadership style and what your focus is for further development.
    • Outline how winning this scholarship would assist you to benefit your workplace, and the broader veterinary community.
 
Eligibility

Nominations will be accepted from any practice in Australia and the leaders of the business must be Veterinary Business Group members. Lambert Aspiring Business Leader Scholarship is also eligible for student members of the Veterinary Business Group.

  • Registration to the VBG Summit
  • Travel allowance for scholarship recipient to attend VBG Summit, valued at $500
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition product vouchers valued at $1500
  • Provet Points valued at $1500
  • Profile in AVA and VBG electronic communications
  • Award plaque for display
  • Opportunity to present at a VBG event

* VBG reserves the right to change these inclusions for items of similar value as required.

Questions about the VBG awards and scholarships?

Please reach out and our team would be happy to help you.