EQUUS Foundation Fairfield Equine

Veterinary Research Fellowship


The Foundation For The Horse and the EQUUS Foundation joined together to establish the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows program in 2011 to emphasize the importance of equine research, to reward researchers for their contributions, and to meet the increasing need to train future equine veterinary researchers. The EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows program emphasizes the importance of assisting equine researchers in their exploration of horse health care topics.

Ideal candidates for the research fellows are graduates of an AVMA-accredited school/college of veterinary medicine who have experience conducting equine research and are nearing completion of a residency or doctoral program. Applicants who are seeking funding for their research project or have secured funding from other organizations are eligible to apply, as the scholarships focus on supporting the researcher, not the project.

The recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship for conducting equine research plus a $500 stipend to assist with travel to the AAEP Convention. The deadline to apply is August 10. Applicants need only apply once to any Fellow program to be considered for one of the three Research Fellowships offered by the Foundation for the Horse. For additional information, please visit here.

Recipients

2021 Research Fellow

2021
Emily A. Hellstrom, DVM
Ph.D. Candidate
North Carolina State University
College of Veterinary Medicine

Left to Right: Dr. Anthony Blikslager, Vice Chair and Research Subcommittee Chair of The Foundation for the Horse, Dr. Emily Hellstrom, Ph.D. Candidate and fellow recipient from NC State University, and Dr. Michelle Henry Barton, member of Research Subcommittee of The Foundation for the Horse

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2020 Research Fellow

2020
Rebecca Legere
DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)
Texas A&M University

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2019 Research Fellow

2019
Sherry A. Johnson
DVM, MS, DACVSMR
Colorado State University

Left to Right: Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Chair, Research Subcommittee, Foundation For The Horse, Sherry A. Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVSMR, and Richard Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVSMR, Chair, Advisory Committee, Foundation For The Horse

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2018 Research Fellow

2018
Sian Durward-Akhust
BVMS, MS, DACVIM (LAIM), MRCVS
University of Minnesota

Left to Right: Richard Mitchell, DVM, EQUUS Foundation Board Member and Chairman of the AAEP Foundation Advisory Council, Sian Durward-Akhust, BVMS, MS, DACVIM (LAIM), MRCVS, and Nat White, DVM, MS, DACVS, AAEP Past President

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2017 Research Fellow

2017
Kelly Sears, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA
Washington State University

Left to Right: Kelly Sears, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA, and Richard Mitchell, DVM, EQUUS Foundation Board Member and Chairman, AAEP Foundation Advisory Council.

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2016 Research Fellow

2016
Katarzyna Dembek, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Ohio State University

Left to Right: Dr. Jeff Berk, AAEP Foundation Chairman, Katarzyna Dembek, DVM, MS, DACVIM, and Dr. Richard Mitchell, DVM, EQUUS Foundation Board Member and incoming Chairman, AAEP Foundation Advisory Council.

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2015 Research Fellow

2015
Jane Marie Manfredi, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Michigan State University

Left to Right: Dr. G. Kent Carter, AAEP President, Jane Marie Manfredi DVM, MS, DACVS-LA, and Dr. Richard Mitchell, DVM, EQUUS Foundation Board Member.

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2014 Research Fellow

2014
Liara Gonzalez, DVM, DACVS
North Carolina State University and Elaine Norton, DVM, MS
University of Minnesota

Left to Right: Dr. Jeff Berk, AAEP Foundation Chairman, Elaine Norton, DVM, Dr. Richard Mitchell, DVM, EQUUS Foundation Board Member, Liara Gonzales, DVM, and Dr. Jeff Blea, AAEP President.

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2013 Research Fellow

2013
Kendra Freeman, DVM
Virginia Tech and Amanda-Jo Joswig, DVM, MPH
Texas A&M University

Left to Right: Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, Ph.D., DSc, FRCVS, Diplomate ACVS & ACVSMR, AAEP Foundation Chairman, Dr. Amanda-Jo Joswig, Dr. Ann Dwyer, AAEP President and Dr. Richard Mitchell, EQUUS Foundation Board member. Not pictured: Kendra Freeman, DVM, who was unable to attend because of a recent surgery.

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2012 Research Fellow

2012
Michelle C. Coleman, DVM, DACVIM
Texas A&M University and Allen E. Page, DVM
University of Kentucky
Gluck Equine Research Center

Left to Right: Dr. Richard Mitchell, EQUUS Foundation Board member, Dr. Allen E. Page, Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, AAEP Foundation Chairman, Dr. Michelle C. Coleman, and Dr. John Mitchell, 2012 AAEP President.

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2011 Research Fellow

2011
Heidi Banse, DVM, DACVIM
Oklahoma State University and Lindsey Helms Boone, DVM
University of Georgia

Left to Right: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, AAEP Foundation Chairman, Dr. Lindsey Boone, Dr. Rick Mitchell, EQUUS Foundation Board member, Dr. Heidi Banse, and Dr. Bill Moyer, 2011 AAEP President.

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