Pet of the Year

Pet of the Year Award

In an effort to recognize animals throughout the state of Louisiana for their special talents or heroic deeds, the LVMA has established thePet of the Year" award. This award recipient will be selected from nominations made by veterinarians who are aware of or witnessed these animals in their area of practice. Examples of such animals might include pets that have saved their owner’s lives or were instrumental in helping their owner overcome overwhelming odds, physical handicaps, or serve the public in any way for many years. Each nomination will be given a certificate for meritorious serve and one outstanding pet will receive the Pet of the Year award.

The presentation will take place at the annual Winter Meeting.

Nominations must be made in writing and presented to the LVMA Board. A nomination will be valid only if it is presented by a licensed veterinarian of Louisiana.

The following is a list of past recipients:
Year Winner Breed Owner
1992 Trixie Dachshund Mr. & Mrs. Claude Peterson
1993 Honey Golden Retriever Faye Anguzza
1994 Coke-Si-Tonga Miniature Horse Linda Davidson & Donna Lee Ammons
1995 Cricket Cock-a-poo Stephanie Johnson, BCSW
1996 Jared Irish Setter Janet Dupuis
1997 Nosey Mixed Feline Charlie Spears
1998
1999 Max Newfoundland Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ansemann
2000 Gigi Toy Poodle Whitsell Family
2001 Becca English Cocker Spaniel Patti Hunsicker
2002 Sandy Terrier Dachshund Mix Carolyn Hoyt
2003 Snuggles Samoyed Bonny Barry
2004 Ritzi Yvette Pourciau
2005 Binky Charlene Roger
2006 Bleu Jennie Carter
2007 Tumbleweed Marie Wolford
2008 Tracker Shreveport Fire Department
2009 Darby Dewey & Gigi Corley
2010 Ginger Ross & Ruth Nolan
2011 Honey Brian Vecellio
2012 Sendy Chet Chambless, LSU
2013 Raj Ms. Anita Hartzell