Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 22, 2023
The Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are honored to offer the annual Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship in 2023. 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:
- 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 IVECCS 2023.
- 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 IVECCS 2023.
Scholarship Value: Approximately $1,700 per recipient. 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, IVECCS 2023 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 2023.
**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 IVECCS 2023. If you know that you are not able to attend IVECCS 2023 (in person or virtually), please do not apply. If you receive the scholarship and are unable to use the scholarship for 2023 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 2023 to a level that your travel expenses are already paid to include airfare and hotel, please do not apply for this scholarship.