AASV Foundation News
Foundation research proposals due January 18

As part of its mission to fund research with direct application to the profession, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is accepting research proposals to be considered for funding in 2019. Proposals are due January 18, 2019 and may request a maximum of $30,000 per project. A maximum of $60,000 will be awarded across two or more projects. The announcement of projects selected for funding will take place at the AASV Foundation Luncheon in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Awardees will be notified in advance.

Proposed research should fit one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation mission statement (see grey sidebar).

The instructions for submitting proposals are available on the AASV Foundation web site at www.aasv.org/foundation/2019/research.php. Proposals may be submitted by mail or email (preferred). A panel of AASV members will evaluate and select proposals for funding based on the following scoring system:

  • Potential benefit to swine veterinarians/swine industry (40 points)
  • Probability of success within timeline (35 points)
  • Scientific/investigative quality (15 points)
  • Budget justification (5 points)
  • Originality (5 points)

For more information, or to submit a proposal:

AASV Foundation 830 26th Street Perry, IA 50220-2328 Tel: 515-465-5255 Fax: 515-465-3832 Email: aasv@aasv.org

Go for the gold!

As AASV prepares to celebrate its golden 50th anniversary, the AASV Foundation Auction Committee is “going for the gold” in an effort to achieve another record-setting auction fundraiser. Auction Chairman Dr Rodney “Butch” Baker encourages AASV members to commemorate the past 50 years by supporting the foundation’s mission to ensure the future for swine veterinarians over the next 50 years.

The auction proceeds are a major source of revenue to support foundation programs that include scholarships, swine research grants, travel stipends for veterinary students, swine externship grants, tuition grants at the Swine Medicine Education Center, American College of Animal Welfare board certification efforts, and more.

Take a look at the items up for bid at www.aasv.org/foundation and make plans to bid on your favorites. With ClickBid mobile bidding, you don’t need to be in Orlando to participate: you can bid on your phone from anywhere! Keep in mind that monetary donations are also welcome and will count towards the total auction proceeds.

It’s easy and fun! And, most importantly, you’ll be supporting the foundation, and the future of swine veterinary medicine, with every dollar you spend, since all the auction items have been donated.

The auction items will be on display in Orlando on auction day, Monday, March 11. It will be “all-in, all-done” for the silent auction at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Be sure to stay for the exciting live auction following the AASV Awards Reception later that evening. We’re counting on your support!

Swine veterinarians invited to apply for Hogg Scholarship

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is pleased to offer the Hogg Scholarship, established to honor the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leader Dr Alex Hogg. Applications for the $10,000 scholarship will be accepted until February 1, 2019, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on Sunday, March 10 during the Foundation Luncheon at the AASV 2019 Annual Meeting in Orlando.

The intent of the scholarship is to assist a swine veterinarian in his or her efforts to return to school for graduate education resulting in a master’s degree or higher in an academic field of study related to swine health and production.

Dr Alex Hogg’s career serves as the ideal model for successful applicants. After twenty years in mixed animal practice, Dr Hogg pursued a master’s degree in veterinary pathology. He subsequently became Nebraska’s swine extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Nebraska. Upon “retirement,” Dr Hogg capped off his career with his work for MVP Laboratories. Always an enthusiastic learner, at age 75 he graduated from the Executive Veterinary Program offered at the University of Illinois.

The scholarship application requirements are outlined below, and on the AASV website at www.aasv.org/foundation/hoggscholarship.htm.

Hogg Scholarship Application Requirements

An applicant for the Hogg Scholarship shall have:

  1. Three or more years of experience as a swine veterinarian, either in a private practice or in an integrated production setting
  2. Five or more years of continuous membership in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Applicants are required to submit the following for consideration as a Hogg Scholar:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of intent detailing his or her plans for graduate education and future plans for participation and employment within the swine industry
  3. Two letters of reference from AASV members attesting to the applicant’s qualifications to be a Hogg Scholar

Applications and requests for information may be addressed to:

AASV Foundation 830 26th Street Perry, IA 50220 Tel: 515-465-5255 Email: aasv@aasv.org