Seeking nominations for 2012 PRCA Veterinarian of the Year |

Seeking nominations for 2012 PRCA Veterinarian of the Year

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is pleased to announce that nomination information is available for the 3rd annual PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award, presented by Purina. The recipient will be honored at the PRCA Contract Personnel Banquet on Dec. 5, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, and recognized during the 54th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Dec. 6-15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The award will go to a veterinarian who exemplifies extraordinary dedication and commitment to the well-being of professional rodeo livestock.

“We welcome the opportunity to sponsor the PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award and we salute veterinarians for their ongoing commitment to the care and well-being of all animals,” said Brant Gilbert, Director of Horse Business for Purina. “We have been the sponsor of this award for three years and we are proud to be associated with the PRCA and the veterinarians who are involved in professional rodeo.”

“The PRCA has a long-standing commitment to livestock welfare and this award recognizes the veterinarians who serve on-site at rodeos, improving the health and welfare of rodeo livestock,” said Dr. Douglas Corey, Chairman of the PRCA’s Animal Welfare Committee. “We are proud to partner with Purina to recognize those who truly make a difference in the sport of rodeo.”

Nominations will be taken until Sept. 1, 2012. Nomination forms are available online at or by e-mail: PRCA Rodeo Committees or members may nominate a veterinarian they feel has contributed to the health and welfare of rodeo livestock.