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Sunday
Oct302016

SAVMA Wellness Support Fund

The SAVMA Wellness Committee is offering funding to veterinary students and veterinary school organizations that wish to promote physical, mental, and emotional health at their college of veterinary medicine.


In light of the growing body of evidence indicating high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression in the veterinary profession, the committee recognizes that there is a considerable need to transform the culture of veterinary schools into one that is safe, promotes self-awareness, and encourages healthy living habits.  The SAVMA will award up to $2,500.00USD each cycle to student applicants demonstrating the need for assistance with a project, lecture, or event(s) that will foster physical or mental wellness in their respective college, on an as needed basis. 

You can download the information form here!

Friday
Oct142016

Public Health and Community Outreach Teaching Excellence Award

The SAVMA Community Outreach Excellence Award nomination is intended for students to publicly acknowledge how faculty members, clinicians, and other respected individuals engaged in one of the many veterinary fields have gone above and beyond their own professional responsibilities and duties to interact with and make a difference in the local and/or global community as a servant leader.

Included in the application are some ideas and suggestions to help you with writing your nomination; you are not required to answer every point nor are you restricted to addressing just these issues. This nomination is not intended to be an overly formalized document; you should enjoy sharing your professor’s outstanding qualities and accomplishments within the community!

Nominations will be due December 1st, 2016.  Check out the application for this award!

Friday
Oct142016

Teaching Excellence Award

This award is offered to recognize outstanding teachers in our profession. As we all know, an enthusiastic teacher can make all of the difference in a student’s education. The teacher that is chosen will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2017 SAVMA Student Symposium at Texas A&M University to address the SAVMA House of Delegates and receive an award at the End of Symposium Gala.

A $125 award will also be given to the authors of the winning entry!  Check out the guidelines and application for this award!  Applications will be due December 2nd, 2016.

Friday
Oct142016

Communicating Diversity within Veterinary Medicine Grant

The goal of this grant is to create a more culturally intelligent veterinary medicine by encouraging veterinary students to take the initiative and encourage dialogue about Diversity and Inclusion among all members of their school and beyond through various activities and programs that strongly consider continuity and impact of the initiative.


Up to five grants ranging from $250-$500 will be given to deserving individuals or groups who host a diversity based activity that facilitates conversation and awareness about diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. 


Past grant recipients include: Multidisciplinary communication workshop between other medical professional programs, and Mercer homeless veterinary clinic. Opportunities for exploring/increasing communication about diversity within the veterinary medical world are endless!

Check out this application for more details!

Thursday
Oct132016

AND THE AWARD GOES TO.... YOU! WVC Announces 2017 Awards


The Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award recognizes veterinary students who portray leadership and promote a lifelong service to the profession. Third year veterinary students attending AVMA-accredited North American universities are invited to apply by October 31, 2016

 

The Dr. W. Bruce Wren Food Animal Incentive Award is open to five veterinarians enrolled in advanced training programs from North American AVMA-accredited schools (internship, residency or related graduate programs) directly connected to food or fiber production related to beef, dairy or small ruminant. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2016  

 

For more information visit wvc.org/wvc-awards. 

 

Designated winners will earn a $1,000 cash award, and complimentary registration, lodging, and airfare to attend the 2017 WVC Annual Conference, March 5-9, 2017. To receive the Award, recipients must be available to attend the conference.


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