The Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are honored to offer the sixth annual Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship in 2021. Dr. Haskins was a pioneer of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and his untimely passing remains a huge loss for our profession and society. He was truly an amazing individual who remained a tireless force for the improvement of the lives of animals through advancement of veterinary emergency and critical care.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for eligible VECCS members who may not otherwise be able to attend (due to financial limitations) the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium. Dr. Haskins was the only individual to have spoken at every IVECCS meeting, and was presented the President’s Award at IVECCS 2013 to recognize his unique contributions to our Society and specialty. This scholarship was first awarded to eight recipients in 2014 as a way for VECCS to give back to our profession, support our members, and promote the VECCS mission: “Improving access and quality of emergency and critical care to every patient in need”.
The details of the award are as follows:
Two specific groups may apply –
NOTE: If you have received the Steve Haskins award in the past you are not eligible to receive another award with the exception that technician scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the award after a period of five years.
Application Requirements (see links for forms below):
Recipients Will Be Determined by Way of a Point System:
Each application will be ranked based on a point system. The maximum number of points that may be earned is 15 (technicians) and 14 (residents). The four highest ranked applicants in each category (residents, technicians) will receive scholarships. A lottery will be used if more than four individuals in each category have maximum point scores.
Method for Awarding Points:
Technicians Point System
Residents Point System
Applications will be accepted through April 7, 2021, 11:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 5, 2021.
Dr. Julie Pfeifer
Dr. Kaila Rizzo
Dr. Tereza Stastny
Dr. Brittany Lucchetti
Dr. Erin Binagia
Your donations help make this scholarship possible. Please click the button below to make a donation to the Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship Fund.