Each year AAZV recognizes outstanding veterinary medicine practice and research for captive and free-ranging wildlife.
AAZV aims to enhance the association's role and capacity in conservation by establishing a clearing house for such grant proposals and promoting individual achievements. The animal health studies are in the form of grant proposals, manuscript publications and poster presentations. AAZV bestows individuals on their animal health projects and conservation topics through The Wild Animal Health Fund and at Annual Conference.
AAZV Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant
AAZV grants funding to the most innovative and promising research focused on animal health. We aim to promote and facilitate high quality evidence based outcome research in wildlife animals. For over 60 years, AAZV has played a role in nearly every wildlife medicine breakthrough to prevent diseases, enhance treatments and provide solutions. By establishing, promoting and administering The Wild Animal Health Fund, we are expanding our reputation to be the premier contributor of knowledge on zoo animals and wildlife.
See the new 2014 AAZV Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant projects.
The call for applications is OPEN. Click HERE for details and application.
Annual Conference Awards and Recognitions:Presidential Awards 2013:
Each year at Annual Conference recipients are recognized for outstanding achievements within the association and/or within the animal medicine. We recognized the following individuals.
- Kay Backues – for so ably serving elephants and the AAZV through representing us on the Management and Research Priorities of Tuberculosis for Elephants in Human Care Stakeholders Task Force
- Tom Curro - for the many years of selfless service as the AAZV webmaster
- Tom deMaar – for coordinating the Pfizer and Zoetis pharmaceutical product distribution for AZA members
- Donna Ialeggio – for serving the AAZV by continuously reviewing Federal documents to identify those relevant to our profession
- Nadine Lamberski, Mike Adkesson, and Jessica Siegal–Willott – for establishing a standard of excellence for the AAZV’s Scientific Program Committee
- Tom Meehan – for the many years of AAZV service serving as our official liaison with so many organizations and government agencies
- Kurt Sladky – for the years of AAZV service as our representative to the AVMA Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee
Resources for other zoo and wildlife veterinarian awards
Oiled Wildlife Care Network Grant
The International Elephant Foundation Conservation and Research Funding
Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award
OKC Zoo Conservation Action Now (CAN) Small Grant Program
Guidelines and application instructions can be found at http://www.okczoo.com/ conservation/can-grant- program/