Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com, dedicated to providing the best products to serve aging, disabled, and injured pets, is sponsoring a scholarship to honor veterinarians.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a doctoral student entering or currently enrolled in veterinarian school for the 2019 academic year. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering or currently enrolled in a rehab certification or veterinary tech program for the 2019 academic year.
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited veterinary school to be eligible for the Veterinarian Scholarship.
Application Opens: February 1, 2019
Application Deadline: July 31, 2019, 5 p.m. EST
Scholarship recipients will be notified September 1, 2019
Please respond to the essay topic below, and attach your essay as a PDF at the bottom of the entry form with the following information on the cover page:
Please name your file as: WalkinPetsScholYourFullName.pdf
Please discuss the following set of questions in 1,000 words or less:
How have end of life/humane disposition issues been evolving for pets over the past 25 years? What societal factors have influenced how end of life issues for pets have evolved? What veterinary care and pet product advances have been an influence? How does the high quality of medicine that we can now offer to aging or disabled pets compare to what was available 10 years ago? How have alternatives, such as assistive devices and/or wheelchairs, played a role in the changing landscape of veterinary care? What do you think the most important factors are today in consideration of euthanizing a pet? How do you balance the needs of the pet caretaker and the patient? What do you anticipate will be your greatest challenges and assets in helping pet caretakers to make end-of-life decisions?
Enrollment Certification Letter
If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will be asked to email a letter of enrollment certification from your school as a condition of the scholarship
Go HERE to read the press release on the 2018 Veterinarian Scholarship winner.