Winter may be on its way out but these cuties keep us in the joyful, holiday spirit year round.
Kelly Lessard, from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, started fostering "Enzo" after someone found him as a stray. About Enzo, Kelly says, "Our former rabbit had just passed away of cancer, and we decided to adopt him permanently. He's a five-month-old mini Rex and is an absolute joy. This was his first Christmas, and spent it running around the tree, playing in the wrapping paper, and stealing everyone's toys."
Alexandra Gallina, from Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, looks like she might have her hands full with these two!
HSVMA Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship sponsored by Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
The HSVMA/OSVS Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship will be awarded to veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to animal welfare, animal rights, or animal protection issues in veterinary medicine. Scholarships will be awarded to three students ($2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 levels). The scholarship is open to students who are currently in their first, second and third years at U.S. or Canadian AVMA-accredited veterinary schools.
The deadline to apply is May 31, 2017. The scholarship will be granted by July 1, 2017.
Scholarship Criteria: GPA, Two Letters of Recommendation; Demonstrated Interest and Activity in Animal Welfare, Animal Rights or Animal Protection; Financial Need; First/Second/Third -year veterinary student enrolled in an AVMA-accredited veterinary school in the U.S. or Canada during the 2016-2017 school year.
Link to our flyer:
Form to apply for scholarship:
Information about previous winners:
The LGVMA and Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association is pleased to announce the Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association LGBTQ+ Advocacy Grant. Veterinary Student Clubs are encouraged to apply for a $500 grant to support LGBTQ advocacy, education and network on their campus of veterinary medicine.
DUE: NOVEMBER 1st, 2017
Please click on the links below for more information and an application form.
(The appplication form will open as a download)
WINN AND THE AAFP TO OFFER TWO JOINT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2017
Wyckoff, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ: Winn Feline Foundation (Winn) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are pleased to announce two joint scholarships for third or fourth year veterinary students enrolled in an accredited veterinary college or school in the United States or Canada. The two $2,500 awards will be based upon academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and dedication to and excellence in the study of feline medicine, health and welfare.
The Boards of Directors of both the AAFP and Winn enthusiastically approved the collaboration of these two leading feline-dedicated organizations in developing and implementing these two joint scholarships, one $2,500 scholarship for a veterinary student with a feline practice interest and the second $2,500 scholarship for a veterinary student with a clinical scientific research interest.
All applications will be reviewed, selected, and approved by the AAFP and Winn. In addition to a short application form, interested students will also be required to answer two essay questions asking for the applicant to explain his/her specific interest and background in feline health and welfare, and to describe plans for future participation in feline medicine.
All completed applications with accompanying supplementary documents must be received no later than March 17, 2017. The winning recipient will be notified of their award on or before April 15th, 2017.
Applications and instructions are available on each organization’s websites:
The AAFP has additional resources housed in the Student Center on their website, including their Toolkit for Veterinary Students (http://bit.ly/1SxP6gR). The toolkit contains materials for veterinary students to embrace a feline perspective and obtain further knowledge about the standards needed to elevate care for cats. Winn also has a number of various educational resources on their website and information regarding research grant awards.
About Winn Feline Foundation
Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health. Since 1968, Winn Feline Foundation has funded over $5.75 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. This funding is made possible through the support of dedicated donors and partners. Research supported by Winn Feline Foundation helps veterinarians by providing educational resources that improve treatment of common feline health problems and prevent many diseases. Grants are awarded at least twice yearly with the help of the foundation’s expert review panel. For further information, go to www.winnfelinefoundation.org.
About the American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education and scientific investigation. The AAFP has a long-standing reputation and track record in the veterinary community for facilitating high standards of practice and publishes guidelines for practice excellence which are available to veterinarians at the AAFP website. Over the years, the AAFP has encouraged veterinarians to continuously re-evaluate preconceived notions of practice strategies in an effort to advance the quality of feline medicine practiced. Launched in 2012, the Cat Friendly Practice® (CFP) program was created to improve the treatment, handling, and overall healthcare provided to cats. Its purpose is to equip veterinary practices with the tools and resources to reduce stress associated with the visit and elevate the standard of care provided to cats. Find more information at www.catvets.com.