ACVB Awards

The ACVB Awards program recognizes professionals, residents and students for outstanding veterinary research. The awards are presented at the annual Veterinary Behavior Symposium.


VBS R.K. Anderson ACVB Resident Award

The VBS R.K. Anderson ACVB Resident Award was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding research by those in ACVB residencies. It was created to honor ACVB Founding Member, Dr. R.K. Anderson.

Eligibility
  • Applicant must meet the general submission deadlines and guidelines.
  • Applicant must be a veterinarian in an ACVB approved residency or within one year of having completed an ACVB residency.oPapers for consideration must be in the area of applied animal behavior.
  • Research on any species will be considered.
  • Previous award winners are ineligible.
Submission Requirements
  • The abstract must contain sufficient information regarding the hypothesis, materials and methods, data, data analysis, results, discussion and pertinent references to permit evaluation of the scientific merit of the research.
Presentations
  • The award recipient will have a long oral presentation (25 minutes) at the Veterinary Behavior Symposium.
Award
  • $1000 check
  • Complimentary registration to the Veterinary Behavior Symposium.
  • The award does NOT cover travel or other meeting related expenses.

Whitney Joy Engler Memorial Veterinary Student Research Award

The Whitney Joy Engler Memorial Veterinary Student Research Award recognizes exceptional research performed by veterinary students in the field of animal behavior.

Eligibility
  • Applicant must be a current veterinary student.
  • Applicant must be the first author of original research in the area of applied animal behavior conducted while in veterinary school.
Submission Requirements
  • Submission should follow the general guidelines and deadlines.
Presentation

The 1st place award recipient will have an extended oral presentation at the Veterinary Behavior Symposium.

Award
  • 1st Place: $1000 check.
  • Complimentary registration to the Veterinary Behavior Symposium.
  • The award does NOT cover travel or other meeting related expenses.

Fear Free Research Award

The Fear Free Research Award recognizes exceptional research investigating the reduction of fear, anxiety and stress in dogs and cats and is sponsored annually by Fear Freeā„¢.

Eligibility
  • Applicant must meet the general submission deadlines.
  • Papers for consideration must directly relate to the subject of reduction of fear, anxiety and stress in dogs and cats.
Submission Requirements
  • The submission abstract must follow the general guidelines for submission.
  • The abstract must contain sufficient information regarding the hypothesis, materials and methods, data, data analysis, results, discussion and pertinent references to permit evaluation of the scientific merit of the research.
Presentations

The award recipient will have an opportunity for an extended oral presentation (25 minutes) at the Veterinary Behavior Symposium.

Award
  • $1500 check.
  • Complementary registration to the Veterinary Behavior Symposium.
  • The award does NOT cover travel or other meeting related expenses.
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