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The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is an outstanding practitioner that has advanced the quality of health care for companion birds.

T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year

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Dear Crystal,

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year.

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Shown here: Dr. Bob Doneley, the 2018 T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year.

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is an outstanding practitioner that has advanced the quality of health care for companion birds. The Award is given annually, or at the Committee's discretion.

Important criteria for this Award include:

  • Clinical excellence
  • Innovation
  • Promotion of the profession
  • Contributions to the knowledge base
  • Caring and compassion for their patients and clients

Nominate an inspiring avian veterinarian today.

He or she could win a $1,000 cash prize.


Submit nominations to Dr. Kenneth Welle, Committee Chair, by Sunday, June 16 11:59 PM CST.

Nominate Now

Visit Lafeber.com for information on previous Award recipients.

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 Did you know…?

The T.J. Lafeber Avian Practitioner of the Year is nominated by their peers: YOU. The Awardee is NOT, and has never been, selected by Lafeber Company.

All nominations are equally weighted. A veterinarian that has received multiple nominations does not have a higher chance of being selected as a finalist by the Award Committee than an individual with a single nomination.

This autonomous committee, consisting of AAV members, is led by Dr. Ken Welle, Clinical Assistant Professor of the Zoological Medicine Service at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Once all nominations are received, the Award Committee narrows the field to a list of finalists.


A Lafeber Company Veterinary Consultant, who does NOT vote on the Award recipient, manages Committee paperwork and scheduling.

Contact Dr. Christal Pollock, Committee Administrator, with any questions or concerns.

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