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Theilen Tribute Award

The Theilen Tribute Award, named in honor of Dr. Gordon Theilen, was created in 2008 to honor a distinguished veterinary professional who has helped advance the practice of veterinary oncology over his or her career. This award was first presented to Dr. Gordon Theilen at the Theilen Tribute Symposium held at UC Davis in May of 2008.

The next award will be presented at our 2025 Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.

The award has been presented to the following veterinary oncology professionals:

2009
Dr. Greg MacEwen
Austin, TX

2010
Dr. Steven Withrow
San Diego, CA

2015
Dr. Ted Valli
Vienna, VA

2018
Dr. Mary Kay Klein
Louisville, KY

2022
Dr. Steven Crow
Norfolk, VA

Theilen Tribute Award Nomination Form

Next Deadline: August 1, 2025

Name of person submitting nomination(Required)
Contact Address
Name of Nominee(Required)

Additional Documentation to Include with this Nomination Form

In addition to this nomination form, please attach two letters of recommendation submitted by persons other than yourself (the submitter). Recommendation letters should speak to the character of the nominee as well as the lifetime contribution to the veterinary oncology profession.
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Max. file size: 256 MB.
Criteria
  • 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.
  • Nominations for the 2025 award are due no later than March 1, 2025, to info@vetcancersociety.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 at some point during the Annual Conference.