AAVMC awards first micro-grants

The recipients each earned a $5,000 CIVME grant

The Washington, D.C.-based Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) awarded its first two educational micro-grants for the advancement of veterinary science education.

The recipients of the $5,000 CIVME grants:

  • Lead Jenny Stavisky, BVSc, Ph.D., University of Nottingham; Ruth Serlin, BVSc, Royal Veterinary College; Ruth Van der Leij, DVM, Utrecht University; Brittany Watson, VMD, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Rachel Dean, Ph.D., University of Nottingham for their proposed study: “Development of internationally relevant learning outcomes for undergraduate and post-graduate study in shelter medicine.”
  • Lead David Scarfe, DVM, Ph.D., Aquatic Veterinary Associates International, LLC and World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association; Timothy Miller-Morgan, DVM, Oregon State University; Dušan Palic, DVM, Ph.D., Ludwig-Maximillians University (Germany); Howard Kai Hay Wong, BVSc, City University of Hong Kong for their upcoming look at “Evaluating core (Day-1) knowledge, skills and experienced required to practice aquatic veterinary medicine, and determining what educational opportunities exist in veterinary curricula in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

The CIVME, which consists of eight members and their alternates representing the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, China, India, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

The selection process of the recipients of inaugural CIVME veterinary education grants from submitted proposals was led by Harold Bok, DVM, Ph.D., a CIVME representative for Europe.

Proposals for CIVME grants must meet at least one of the council’s objectives: advancement of international veterinary medical education, facilitating collaboration among educational researchers, or educational advances that magnify project impacts throughout regional organizations.

The CIVME plans to fund additional grants in the future.

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