Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship

The Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are honored to offer the annual Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship.  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”.

Scholarship Details:

  • 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  registration, and VECCS membership for one year.
  • Number of scholarships: Four scholarships for technicians and four scholarships for residents will be awarded each year.
  • Applications are accepted annually from approximately February 1 to May 15.
  • Application forms will be posted here when available.

Congratulations to the 2017 Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship Recipients:

Veterinarians
Dr. Kate Farrell
Dr. Sonya Hansen
Dr. Mariana Pardo
Dr. Katharine Mauro

Technicians
Emily-Ione Kinney
Amy (Hebert) Oliverio
April Bays
Rebecca Giacomini

Want to help scholarship dreams come true?

Your donations help make this scholarship possible.  Please click the button below to make a donation to the Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship Fund.