Belize Wildlife Center Wins $25,000 In Heska Contest

The 2011 Inspiration in Action contest awarded a $25,000 prize to the Belize WIldlife and Referral Center.

An infant howler monkey rescued at the Belize Wildlife and Referral Center.

The Belize Wildlife and Referral Center won the $25,000 grand prize in the 2011 Inspiration in Action contest sponsored by Heska Corp.

The center is the only wildlife medical facility providing critical cervices to many rare and endangered wildlife species, according to Heska. Center officials will spend the prize money on providing medical services, expanding services in Belize and deploying mobile medical equipment in the field.

The Belize Wildlife and Referral Center also plans to teach veterinary professionals about wildlife medicine, wildlife conflict resolution and the importance of wildlife conservation.

Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic in Lexington, Ky., won the $5,000 second-place prize. The clinic recently opened a full-service animal hospital on the campus of the Fayette County School’s Locust Trace Agriscience Center. The facility allows high school students to observe and assist veterinarians caring for pets, horses and food animals.

Locust Trace hopes the facility will serve as a prototype for other communities.

The $5,000 award will be used to provide students with scholarships to pursue careers in veterinary medicine.

Heska, based in Loveland, Colo., will honor the winners at a reception Jan. 16, 2012, during the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Fla.


Leave a Comment


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Sign-up for your account with Veterinary Practice News. Your account gives you unlimited free access to our Newsletter Archives and our Digital Editions of Veterinary Practice News.
Please check the box below to confirm you would like to be added to Kenilworth Media’s various e-mail communications (includes e-newsletters, a survey now and then, and offers to the veterinarian industry*).

Leave this empty:

*We do not sell your e-mail address to 3rd parties, we simply forward their offers to you. Of course, you always have the right to unsubscribe from any communications you receive from us, should you change your mind in the future.