The Theilen Tribute Award, named in honor of Dr. Gordon Theilen, was created in 2008 by Dr. Alice Villalobos to honor a veterinary professional who has helped to advance the practice of veterinary oncology over his or her career. It was first presented to Dr. Theilen at the Theilen Tribute Symposium held at UC Davis in May of 2008. In 2009, Dr. Greg MacEwen was posthumously awarded this prestigious honor and his wife, Cindy, accepted the award at our Annual Conference in Austin, TX. In 2010, the Theilen Tribute Award was presented to Dr. Steve Withrow at the VCS Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
The VCS Executive Committee has agreed to present the Theilen Tribute Award approximately every four years during our Annual Conference. Our goal is to next present the award at our 2019 Annual Conference. The guidelines for nominations are as follows:
- All nominees should be a veterinary oncology professional who has helped to advance the practice of veterinary oncology during the course of his or her career.
- Nomination forms must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Each nomination must be accompanied by two supporting letter(s) of recommendation by people other than the person who is submitting the nomination.
- The Executive Committee, or other selected group of VCS members, will officially determine the recipient of the award at the June Executive Committee meeting prior to the October conference in which the award is to be presented.
- The recipient will be informed prior to the conference and VCS will present the award during the Awards Banquet.