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Scholarships & Grants

St. Louis, MO
September 7-11
40+ CE Hours

Scholarships & Grants

St. Louis, MO
September 7-11
# CE Hours

Application Opening Soon

The Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are honored to offer the annual Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship.  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”.

Two specific groups may apply:

  1. Residents in good standing in the first or second year of an ACVECC-approved residency training program. Must also be a current VECCS member in good standing through the upcoming IVECCS.
  2. Licensed veterinary technicians engaged in emergency or emergency/critical care practice for no less than three years. Must also be a VECCS member in good standing through the upcoming IVECCS.

Scholarship Value: Each recipient will receive a $500 stipend to cover travel and incidental costs plus complimentary four-night hotel stay at an IVECCS-approved conference hotel location,  the upcoming IVECCS registration, and VECCS membership for one year. If you can only attend virtually, you will still receive base registration, but no travel stipend will be offered.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in June.

**NOTE:** If you have received the Steve Haskins Scholarship in the past you are not eligible to receive another scholarship with the exception that technician scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship after a period of five years. Only the named recipient can use this scholarship for the upcoming IVECCS. If you know that you are not able to attend the upcoming IVECCS (in person or virtually), please do not apply. If you receive the scholarship and are unable to use the scholarship the year it is awarded, for any reason, your scholarship will be forfeited and the scholarship will be made to the next eligible person from the applicant pool. If you have agreed to participate in IVECCS to a level that your travel expenses are already paid to include airfare and hotel, please do not apply for this scholarship.

Application Opening Soon

VECCS, ACVECC and AVECCTN are excited to offer diversity, equity and inclusion focused scholarships to support attendance at IVECCS. IVECCS is an amazing chance to experience all that a career in Emergency & Critical Care has to offer as well as to get some great CE!

Several scholarships are available and are open to:

  • Veterinary students
  • Veterinary technician students currently enrolled in an accredited program
  • Veterinary technicians who have graduated from an accredited program in the past year

The awards will all include:

  • Complimentary IVECCS registration
  • $1000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses
  • Expected to volunteer at IVECCS for a minimum of two half-days

The applications will be assessed by a joint group of VECCS, ACVECC and ACVECCTN members and winners will be notified in June.

Applications Opening Soon

VECCS is excited to partner with MedVet to provide travel stipends for veterinary & veterinary technician students to attend the upcoming IVECCS!

Students will be required to volunteer at least two half-days at IVECCS and attend the Student-Intern-Resident reception where travel stipends will be awarded.

More information coming soon.

Applications Deadline: February 29, 2024

In honor of the extraordinary legacy of Isabelle Goy-Thollot, we are thrilled to introduce the Isabelle Goy-Thollot Memorial Scholarship.  Dr. Goy-Thollot was a dedicated attendee of nearly every IVECCS and EVECC congress, driven by her mission to bridge the European and American ECC communities.

This scholarship aims to foster trans-Atlantic scientific exchanges, empowering members from each organization to expand their professional networks. A collaborative effort between the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC), European Veterinary and Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS), and European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC), this scholarship offers a chance for one deserving member from any category in good standing of our esteemed organizations to attend either the International Veterinary and Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) or the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Congress (EVECC Congress). 

One winner will be given complimentary registration and a $2,000 travel stipend to cover hotel and travel expenses.

IVECCS 2024 will take place in St. Louis, MO from September 7-11th, 2024 

EVECC Congress 2024 will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from May 30th-June 1st, 2024