NVMA Animal Hall of Fame background information and nomination form.

NVMA Animal Hall of Fame


The NVMA Animal Hall of Fame is an annual program to honor animals and their caregivers who exemplify the strength and value of the human-animal connection.


The goals of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association in sponsoring the Animal Hall of Fame Award are:

  • To honor the outstanding contributions our animal companions make to human lives.
  • To heighten public awareness of the human-animal connection.
  • To allow NVMA members to share in the celebration of their patients' accomplishments.


  • Inductee will be recognized and awarded a plaque at a proclamation signing with the Governor of Nebraska.
  • NVMA Animal Hall of Fame inductee may be featured in newspaper articles and veterinary publications.
  • Animals and their owners must be available to receive the award and to participate in the public recognition.


  • Nominees must be living in Nebraska.
  • Nominees must, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security and value of the human-animal bond.
  • Each nominee must be on a nomination form, with the signature of the animal owner and sponsored by an NVMA member/or their current veterinarian.
  • A photograph of each animal is appreciated.
  • A brief description of why the animal should be considered for induction into the NVMA Animal Hall of Fame must accompany the nomination form. You may wish to explain how they exhibited special abilities when it mattered or made a difference; how the animal demonstrated unselfish or courageous accomplishments; or the way in which the animal provided healthful benefits, socialization, etc.


Completed applications must be received at the NVMA office by December 1.

Download a nomination form.


One inductee will be selected.  Nominees will be reviewed by the NVMA Public Relations Committee or members of the NVMA Board of Directors.