AASV offers swine veterinarians opportunities

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) is offering practicing swine veterinarians a couple opportunities to further their work and experience.

First, as part of its mission to fund research with direct application to the profession, the AASV Foundation seeks research proposals for funding in 2015. Proposals are due Jan. 30, and may request a maximum of $30,000 per project. A maximum of $60,000 will be awarded across two or more projects. The announcement of projects selected for funding will take place at the AASV Foundation Luncheon in Orlando, Fla., on March 1 and awardees may be notified in advance.

Proposed research should fit one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation mission statement: The mission of the AASV Foundation is to empower swine veterinarians to achieve a higher level of personal and professional effectiveness by:

  • enhancing the image of the swine veterinary profession
  • supporting the development and scholarship of students and veterinarians interested in the swine industry
  • addressing long-range issues of the profession
  • supporting faculty and promoting excellence in the teaching of swine health and production
  • funding research with direct application to the profession

Instructions for submitting proposals are available on the AASV Foundation website. Proposals may be submitted by email [email protected] (preferred) or mail to AASV Foundation, 830 26th Street, Perry, IA 50220-2328.

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Secondly, swine veterinarians are invited to apply for the Hogg Scholarship, established to honor the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leader Alex Hogg.

Applications for the $10,000 scholarship will be accepted until Feb. 1, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on March 1 during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV 2015 Annual Meeting in Orlando.

The intent of the scholarship is to assist a swine veterinarian in his or her efforts to return to school for graduate education (resulting in a master’s degree or higher) in an academic field of study related to swine health and production.

Hogg’s career serves as the ideal model for successful applicants. After 20 years in mixed animal practice, Hogg pursued a master’s degree in veterinary pathology. He subsequently became Nebraska swine Extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska. Upon “retirement,” Hogg capped off his career with his work for MVP Laboratories. Always an enthusiastic learner, at age 75 he graduated from the Executive Veterinary Program offered at the University of Illinois.

The scholarship application requirements are outlined on the AASV website.

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