[Each year the Board Members of WAVMA ask themselves this question…]
Are there any individual members that truly stand out, that have made a huge contribution, not only to the organisation itself, but have also made a contribution to aquatic veterinary medicine, and encouraging other people to get involved, to help them, mentor them and do it.
This might come as a little surprise because we don’t do this every year. When the board sits down and looks at this, they look for these people and they give them recognition as a Fellow of the WAVMA. This is rather a distinguished recognition, and I would like to as Dr Richmond Loh, to come up and accept the plaque…
Watch the event at this link.
The honor of Fellowship is bestowed to outstanding WAVMA members who have contributed significantly to the development of aquatic veterinary medicine practice, art and science. It is to honor those members who have distinguished themselves amongst their peers.
It requires three WAVMA members to nominate a member who has contributed significantly to the development of aquatic veterinary medicine. The nomination will subsequently be scrutinised by a committee of peers with the awarding of a fellowship recognising this contribution. The program was developed as there are few if any mechanisms to internationally recognise aquatic veterinarians who have contributed significantly to the field, except through academia. As such there are several categories of contribution which can lead to nomination.
WAVMA Fellows are full members of WAVMA who have been recognized by their peers and the WAVMA Executive Board as contributing to the development of aquatic veterinary medicine through clinical endeavor, scientific research, teaching or other significant ways. The WAVMA Fellow designation is a prestigious honorarium that recognizes the commitment to and achievement in the field of aquatic veterinary medicine.
Dr Loh will join the other ten in list of WAVMA fellows – https://www.wavma.org/WAVMA-Fellows
Richmond Loh (2018)
Nick Saint-Erne (2017)
Mohamed Faisal (2016)
Grace Karreman (2013)
Peter L. Merrill (2012)
Marian McLoughin (2013)
Dusan Palic (2013)
Ronald J. Roberts (2012)
A. David Scarfe (2012)
Julius M. Tepper (2012)
Christopher I. Walster (2012)