EQUUS Foundation Fairfield Equine

Veterinary Research Fellowship


The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation 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.

The EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow is an AAEP member who has graduated from an AVMA-accredited school/college of veterinary medicine and plans to specialize in equine research. The applicant should be a current doctoral student or resident, or have completed their residency or doctorate within two years. 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 grant may be used in collaboration with other funding.

The deadline to apply for an EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow is August 1. For additional information, please visit the AAEP Foundation website here.

Recipients

20178 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 AAEP Foundation Chairman, 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 AAEP Foundation Chairman.

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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 AAEP Foundation Chairman.

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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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