Heska Corp., a provider of veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, has narrowed the competition of its 2010 Heska Corporation Inspiration In Action Contest down to four finalists: the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation (PARC) Project, Pets Forever, the Prevent Unwanted Pets (PUP) Project and World Vets.
Heska asked veterinary professionals across the industry how they would use $25,000 to support and inspire their profession. The second place winner will receive $5,000. The Loveland, Colo.-based company received more than 100 submissions.
Heska is now asking the public to vote for one of the top four ideas at their website. Individuals may vote only once. Deadline is Dec. 15.
“The Inspiration In Action Contest is the latest of our ‘Smarter, Together’ projects and demonstrates our belief that great ideas come to life when we work in partnership with our customers and colleagues—individuals who are very gifted and dedicated professionals,” said Robert Grieve, Heska’s chairman and CEO.
Finalists’ Inspirations at a glance:
• PARC Project – Averting the threat of extinction for amphibian species.
• Pets Forever – Helping low-income, ill or elderly individuals care for their pets.
• PUP Project – Implementing an educational program for school-aged children in rural west Florida.
• World Vets – Establishing a sustainable disaster response program for animals in disaster situations throughout the world.
The winner will be announced by year’s end.