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6/7/2018 2018 AABP Amstutz Scholarships
Amstutz Scholarship – AABP’s premier scholarship of $7,500 is awarded to students in their 2nd year of veterinary school (graduating in 2020) who demonstrate the character, knowledge, experience, motivation and potential to become outstanding bovine veterinarians.
6/7/2018 2018 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Scholarships
AABP Foundation-Zoetis Scholarship – This $5,000 scholarship is limited to those students in their 3rd year of veterinary school (graduating 2019) who demonstrate the character, knowledge, experience, motivation and potential to become outstanding bovine veterinarians.
6/7/2018 2018 AABP Student Recognition Awards
Merck Student Recognition Award – This scholarship provides $5,000 awards to 2nd and/or 3rd year veterinary students (graduating in 2019 or 2020) who are interested in dairy and/or beef veterinary medicine.
6/15/2018 AABP Award Nominations Sought
Do you have a mentor, peer or colleague who you think is deserving of special recognition? Have you received an award and wish to pay it forward to someone else? Nominate that special veterinarian for one of the prestigious AABP awards, which will be given to recipients at the 2018 51st AABP Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 13-15. Awards include Practitioner of the Year, Excellence in Preventive Medicine, Mentor of the Year, Award of Excellence, Distinguished Service Award and James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders. Award nominations are due by June 15, 2018. Visit the awards page at http://aabp.org/meeting/nominate.asp, and access the nomination form at http://aabp.org/members/nomination/.
6/15/2018 AABP Student Chapter and Faculty Advisor Award Nominations
Has your AABP student chapter been active this year? Then nominate your chapter for the 2018 AABP Student Chapter Award! Find the nomination link at http://aabp.org/students/student_chapter/ (also find it under the Student tab at www.aabp.org). Is there an outstanding AABP faculty representative or another faculty who is an AABP member who advises your student chapter? Nominate him/her for the 2018 AABP Faculty Advisor Award to give them the recognition they deserve! Find the nomination link at http://aabp.org/Students/faculty_advisor/ (also find it under the Student tab at www.aabp.org). Nominations are due by July 15, 2018!
6/30/2018 Amstutz Auction Donation Portal Now Open!
It’s that time of year again! Donate an item to the 2018 AABP Amstutz Scholarship Auction, to be held during the 2018 51st AABP Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 13-15! Members, exhibitors and students are welcome to donate an item(s) that will help support AABP’s premier student scholarship program. And it couldn’t be easier! Just go to http://aabp.org/auction/ (you can also find it under the Conference tab at www.aabp.org) and fill out the online donation form. There is a separate link for student chapter donations on that same page. All auction donations must be entered online by June 30, 2018. Please note that items are not to be brought to the conference – AABP assumes no responsibility for handling auction items. Also, shipping of the item and shipping costs to the buyer of an item are the responsibility of the donor. Items will be posted online and on printed posters at the conference. Who will win the Mark Hopkins Bull this year? Are you a consortium or would like to organize a consortium of bidders to bid on select items in the live auction? Find some helpful information and rules on consortium bidding at http://aabp.org/auction/consortium.asp.
7/15/2018 AgriLabs' Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Beef and Dairy Awards
AgriLabs is granting these awards in honor of Dr. Bruce Wren in recognition of his commitment to practical and formal continuing education. The AgriLabs' Bruce Wren Continuing Education Award, managed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, honors veterinarians working with beef cattle or dairies who demonstrate a desire to expand their skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine. The intent of this award is to encourage veterinarians to identify and participate in professional-development opportunities that enable them to better serve both their producer-clients and the industry. At the time of the application deadline, at least one year and no more than 10 years must have passed since the applicant earned his/her doctorate in veterinary medicine or veterinariae medicinae doctoris.The applicant must be actively involved in a veterinary practice. An applicant does not need to be a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. The $5,000 grant is to be used to fund the professional-development experience presented in the application form. Professional-development opportunities can include, but are not limited to, seminars, technical or business short courses, advanced training and mentoring/ride-along time with an exemplary veterinary practitioner. The award is intended for applicant-specific CE; the award is not intended for equipment purchase, debt relief or employee costs.The application should focus on a professional-development opportunity in one of these two categories: Individual-medicine category The purpose is to enable the applicant to further his/her knowledge and skills regarding basic animal medicine. This includes, but is not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, case management, pain management and patient welfare. Production-medicine category The purpose is to enable the applicant to further his/her knowledge and skills with developing and implementing herd protocols to enhance health and profitability. This includes, but is not limited to, records analysis, disease prevention, production enhancement, benchmarking, biosecurity and food safety. The winner will be recognized at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference. A completed application form (Beef or Dairy) and three letters of support must be submitted by July 15. Winners will be required to submit four to six color photos, along with captions, that can be used in award presentations and for publicity. Ideally they will provide background about your current and/or desired future involvement in beef veterinary practice. These must be provided to the AABP office within a week of notification of selection.
8/16/2018 Registration is open for the 2018 AABP Annual Conference!
“Become Indispensable” -- 2018 51st AABP Annual Conference seeks to enhance veterinarians’ skills and knowledge that are critical to their success. The AABP Annual Conference will be held Sept. 13-15 in Phoenix, Ariz. Registration is now open. Early registration for the AABP Annual Conference ends Aug. 16. Find out more about the 2018 51st AABP Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., at www.aabp.org.
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