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|AAZV Grant and Award Information|
AAZV bestows individuals grants and awards through two separate programs, either The Wild Animal Health Fund or within the AAZV Annual Conference.
Wild Animal Health Fund Research Grants
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.
To view the AAZV Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grants funded by the Wild Animal Health Fund, click HERE.
For details and the application, click HERE. The Call for Applications is CLOSED.
Annual Conference Awards and Recognitions
Murray Fowler International Conference Scholarship:
Each year AAZV enables practicing veterinarians from developing countries who specialize in the health and welfare of wild and exotic animals to attend our Annual Conference. Veterinary professionals from developing countries have limited access to attend continuing education courses and awarded attendees carry home a wealth of knowledge gained to share with their local colleagues. AAZV is proud to promote building in-country veterinary capacity to handle wildlife medical needs. We believe this amplifies the efforts of successfully reaching world areas that tend to the sustainability of threatened and endangered animals. With your annual giving contributions, we will increase these opportunities for developing country veterinarians. Click HERE for more details, application information, and the 2018 recipients.
International Zoo and Wildlife Pathology Workshop Scholarship:
Emil Dolensek Award:
The current selection philosophy for the award is: "The Emil Dolensek Award is an honor presented to a past or present member of the AAZV in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife reflecting Emil Dolensek's commitment to these purposes. Emil was in the prime of his life and his career, and this award recognizes similar individuals that have advanced the profession and served to link the related disciplines of zoo and wildlife medicine." This award is usually given every year.
Duane Ullrey Award
The current selection philosophy for this award is: "The Duane Ullrey Award is an honor presented in appreciation for exceptional achievements in the science of wild animal health and for support of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. The recipients will be non-veterinarians or non-clinical researchers who have used sound scientific principles to achieve significant benefits to wildlife and reflect the commitment of Duane Ullrey to these purposes. Long-term membership in AAZV is desirable." This award is not necessarily given every year.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The AAZV Life Time Achievement Award is made to honor a lifetime of exceptional contributions to the discipline of Zoological Medicine by a current or former member of the AAZV. Awardees must have been a positive force in the development of the discipline through their political, technical, scientific, teaching/mentoring, educational, and/or service contributions that together represent a career long pattern of excellence and inspiration. This award is not necessarily given every year.
(The Awards Committee oversees the Dolensek, Ullrey and Lifetime Achievement Awards. To make a nomination for an award, send a letter of nomination and a current CV of the nominee to: Kirsten Gilardi at email@example.com)
AAZV Post-Graduate Competitions and Veterinary Student Recognitions:
The Wildlife Pharmaceuticals Recipients: (List of past winners and manuscript titles)
Morris Animal Foundation Recipients: (List of past winners and manuscript titles)
San Diego Zoo Global Academy Veterinary Student Certificates:
See details at Veterinary Student Presenting Certificate Awards
List of past winners and manuscript titles sponsored by Safe-Capture International, Inc.
Linda Munson Pathology Award:
The current selection philosophy for this award is: The best zoo or wildlife pathological manuscript published each year by a graduate student or resident in either the Journal of Wildlife Diseases or the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. (List of recipients)
Presidential Awards 2019:
Each year at Annual Conference, recipients are recognized for outstanding achievements within the association and/or within the field of animal medicine. We recognized the following individuals.
· Kristen Phair - for her oversight of the Scientific Program Committee
· Kari Musgrave – for her years of service as Conference IT Coordinator
· Benji Alcantar - for his years of service as the chair of the AAZV International Committee
· Jack Kottwitz - for his years of service as the chair of the AAZV Legislative and Policy Committee
· Yvonne Nadler - Continued assistance with the ZAHP Fusion center
· Nancy Carpenter - For recommending the AAZV loan program during the Government Shutdown
· Paige Brock - For re-writing and designing the Third Edition of the Infectious Disease Manual
· Gretchen Cole - For re-writing and designing the Third Edition of the Infectious Disease Manual
Resources for other zoo and wildlife veterinarian awards
OKC Zoo Conservation Action Now (CAN) Small Grant Program
Julie Swenson along with many other colleagues participated in a release of scimitar horned oryx back into the wild. Check out the story HERE.