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April 29, 2016 – We’ve said it before but it's worth repeating; there is a growing shortage of trained veterinary scientists. At Morris Animal Foundation, our Future Scientists Initiative is working to address that challenge by providing fellowships and grants to encourage our best and brightest young veterinarians and animal health scientists to pursue careers in veterinary research. In honor of World Veterinary Day, here are a few interesting facts about our current class of veterinary fellows:

  • We are supporting 44 different fellows and their research projects.
  • Our fellows are working in six different countries: Australia, Chile, Finland, Tasmania, the United Kingdom, and, of course, the United States.
  • Our fellows are located at 28 different institutions.
  • Approximately two-thirds of our fellows are women.
  • Sixteen different animal species are covered by our fellowship studies.

Since Morris Animal Foundation’s inception in 1948, we have provided many funding opportunities for the training of future veterinary scientists, including more than 400 veterinary student summer research projects, 98 two-year training fellowships, 22 four-year training fellowships, and eight special training grant partnerships.

World Veterinary Day was first created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association to raise awareness of the important work performed by veterinarians worldwide. Morris Animal Foundation’s global reputation attracts promising animal health scientists from around the world to our fellowship programs. We’re proud of our training grant programs and our fellowship recipients, but we need your help to continue supporting the next generation of veterinary scientists.

Learn more about our training grants and all of our granting programs as well as the many ways you can help advance animal health. Together we can ensure that animal health scientists continue to make a difference in the lives of animals everywhere.