Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

For more Grant & Scholarship opportunities provided by VECCS through our conference, IVECCS, click the button below.

Access to Emergency Care Grant Deadlines Listed Below

The VECCS Gives Committee is pleased to announce its 2023 Inaugural Grant to fund research that investigates low-cost treatment options for the management of common emergent conditions in domestic animals. A total of up to $10,000 US is available, either as a single grant or divided between 2 or more awards.

Researchers are eligible for the grant if the Principal Investigator has a DVM, VMD, or is a certified nurse/technician and works in an emergency or urgent care veterinary hospital. Awardees who are not already VECCS members must join VECCS to receive funding. Membership fees will be covered for one year for applicants who are not currently members and express financial hardship. Research mentorship and statistical support are available upon request.

There will be a two-stage process for proposals. The committee invites submission of pre-proposals, following the guidelines below. Pre-proposals will be evaluated by the committee and invitations extended to investigators of the highest-ranked pre-proposals for full proposal submission. Pre-proposals should be submitted via VECCS awards platform at the button below.

  • Deadline for pre-proposals: April 10, 2023
  • Invitations for full proposals extended: May 15, 2023
  • Full Proposals due: June 30, 2023
  • Notification of funding: On or about July 31, 2023 (Award will be presented at IVECCS, September 2023)

The Awardee will be required to provide a 6-month report by March 18, 2024, and is expected to present at least preliminary data at IVECCS 2024. Interim reports will be required every (6) months until the final report is presented. VECCS Gives should be acknowledged in any publication.

Note: The VECCS Gives Research Grant Program is designed to give preference to clinically oriented projects that utilize clinical cases and subjects to investigate low-cost treatment options for clinically oriented ECC problems. The committee is particularly interested in projects that can be completed within one year. Terminal projects will not be considered for funding.

View Pre-Proposal Guidelines Here
View Full Proposal Guidelines Here

Any questions can be addressed directly to:
[email protected]
Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC
Grant Committee Chair, VECCS Gives


Once logged in, click “Start entry”, under program select “VECCS”, then under category select “Scholarships/Grants”, then “Access to Emergency Care Research Grant”.

The Board of Directors for the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS) continues to reinvest the returns from the Society’s investment portfolio back into the profession and support our organization’s purpose “To promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care”.  As such, we are committed to recognizing the effort, commitment and sacrifice that goes into achieving ACVECC Diplomate or VTS (ECC) status. We have instituted two $10,000 awards for new diplomates or VTS (ECC) who successfully achieved this status in the 2022 examination.

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) Educational Speaker Grants are available to state and local veterinary medical associations, veterinary technician medical associations and other national and international non‐profit groups that organize continuing education courses. This Grant is to be used to provide financial support for speaker compensation for emergency and critical care related continuing education. Individual $600 grants will be awarded to 10 different organizations per calendar year, and will be applied exclusively toward speaker honorarium costs. This Grant is given in support of the VECCS mission, which is to Inspiring excellence in emergency and critical care for animals by cultivating an inclusive community and empowering one another to thrive.

The organization must complete the application. The emergency and critical care topics can be surgical, medical, or practice management related. Speakers must be members in good standing of VECCS. The organization can select the speaker, or request a list of names of VECCS member speakers and topics.

The speaker will be compensated $600 as part of their honorarium, to be paid directly by VECCS and distributed by the organization holding the meeting. Additional honorarium, travel and other associated meeting costs are the responsibility of the conference organizers.


Once logged in, click “Start entry”, under program select “VECCS”, then under category select “Scholarships/Grants”, then “VECCS Educational Speaker Grant”.