Veterinary Business Awards


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2020 applications are now closed

These awards offer a combined prize pool of more than $10,000 in continuing professional development, as well as the kudos that come from taking out Australia’s most prestigious veterinary business awards.

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.

Congratulations to the 2020 VBG Award Winners!

Awards available

Each Award consists of:

  • Veterinary Business Group continuing professional development vouchers valued at $2,000
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition continuing professional development vouchers or product vouchers valued at $1,500
  • Two registrations to the Veterinary Business Group Summit, including tickets to the Gala Dinner
  • A profile of the practice in AVA and Veterinary Business Group’s electronic communications
  • Framed certificate for display in your practice
  • A chance to present at the Veterinary Business Group Summit


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.

Veterinary Business of the Year
(formerly Practice of Excellence Award)

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
  • 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.

Veterinary Business Thought Leader

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.

  • Content piece
  • Two written references that speak to the significance of the content as a catalyst for change.

Veterinary Business Professional of the Year

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.

  • Current CV
  • Two written references that speak to the individual’s capability and contribution.

Scholarships are also available!

Eligible early career veterinary professionals can be nominated for these scholarships.