Outstanding Veterinary Technician Award: This award should recognize a registered veterinary technician in our state, working in an appropriately licensed position, and nominated by a current member of the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association. This technician should exhibit a very professional attitude and behavior and be a person who would represent their field well in all regards. This individual’s career should exemplify dedication to patients, clients, and employer; carry a well-rounded balance of civic or community activities, and demonstrate compassion and concern for those around him/her. This person should also represent their chosen profession well, willingly, and honestly to young people considering a career choice. This technician should also exhibit a dedication to a lifetime of learning and growing in their chosen profession. It will not be mandatory that this award be given each year, but that the award will be limited to one and only one individual during any one year.