The T.G. Hungerford award was instituted on the retirement of Dr T.G. Hungerford OBE in recognition of his enormous contribution to the veterinary profession and its continued development.
The Hungerford Award continues to honour the tradition of recognising excellence in continuing veterinary education.
Each year the CVE asks each Faculty or School of Veterinary Science in Australia and New Zealand to select a suitable recipient of the CVE Clinical Competency Award.
The prize of CVE$1,000 credit towards CVE continuing professional development is offered to the graduating student who has been recognised by their instructors as being the most competent in clinical skills over the clinical portion of the veterinary course.
Paul Gotis-Graham (1967-2014) was an inspirational veterinarian with a special interest in surgery. He was involved with the CVE over many years, both as a Member of Council and occasionally as a consultant. Paul was an Honours graduate from the University of Sydney and enjoyed teaching and mentoring his colleagues.
The award is conferred by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Surgery Chapter to the person achieving the highest marks in the surgery Membership examinations, offering free registration to a CVE surgery course.