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Animal health research is crucial to the future of veterinary medicine. The AVMF devotes its efforts to raising financial support for research projects that will help lead to improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of prevalent, life-threatening diseases in animals. 


Your donations support advancements in the health and well-being of animals!

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(Use AVMF Code: RESEARCH)

AVMF Research Grant for Pain Management in Dogs

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation has announced a request for proposals focused on the management of pain originating from osteoarthritis or other diseases prevalent in older dogs. Funding is made possible through a bequest from the estate of Susan I. Maylahn.

**Applications are no longer being accepted for this grant. Check back in September 2019 for more information.**

2018 Grant Recipient
 
Dr. Kristin Messenger, North Carolina State University
"The effects of combined carprofen and omeprazole administration on carprofen pharmacokinetics and gastrointestinal permeability in dogs"
 
2017 Grant Recipient

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Butch KuKanich, Kansas State University
"Development of an abuse resistant analgesic for dogs with moderate to severe pain"

For Researchers - Pharmacology Research Grants

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) have partnered to fund research grants with a focus on veterinary pharmacology. This funding supports research projects designed to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals. Clinicians and scientists with an interest in veterinary pharmacology are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators.

Two types of grants will be awarded if there is adequate quality of submissions:
     • Veterinary Pharmacology proposals for up to $30,000
     • Dr. Brian Riviere Memorial Veterinary Pharmacokinetic proposals for up to $15,000

**2018 applications are no longer being accepted at this time. Check back in July 2019 for more information.**

2018 Grant Recipients



Dr. Brian Riviere Memorial Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant
Dr. John Thomason, Mississippi State University, "Population pharmacokinetics of subcutaneous enoxaparin in hypercoagulable dogs"

 

Dr. Brian Riviere Memorial Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant

Dr. Jonathan Foster, Friendship Hospital for Animals, "Population pharmacokinetic analysis of enrofloxacin and its active metabolite ciprofloxacin following intravenous injection in cats with reduced kidney function"

 

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant

Dr. Lauren Trepanier, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Understanding individual risk of toxicity from drugs with narrow safety margins in dogs"

2017 Grant Recipients

 

 






Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant:  Dr. Derek Foster, North Carolina State University, "Continuous sampling of the bovine udder by ultrafiltration to assess the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intramammary ceftiofur"

 

 

 

 

Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant: Dr. Duncan Lascelles, North Carolina State University, "The pharmacokinetics of gabapentin in cats by three routes of administration"


Early Investigator Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Early Investigator Awards:

 
First Place:  Dr. Amanda Ziegler
 
Second Place: Dr. Elizabeth Moore
 
Third Place: Dr. Mirilia Takada
 
 
 

 


Visit the new AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD)!
Veterinarians and animal owners may search the database to find studies that might be relevant to their patient or pet, either for a particular condition or even to provide health data or a sample from a normal animal.


AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarships


The program provides support for students who have previously conducted a summer research project and are seeking to gain a second summer of research experience.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017-2018 AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarships:

 
Ashley Hopkins, Purdue University
In vitro study of the safety and efficacy of novel isonitrile compounds for treatment of drug resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius
 
Logan K. Weyand, Washington State University
Fatal pneumonia in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) lambs: the critical role of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae carrier ewes
 
Paxton Parker, University of Tennessee
Acute and subacute effects of a synthetic kisspeptin analog on serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, and testosterone in prepubertal bull calves.
 
Zoe Williams, Michigan State University
Proteomic and Transcriptomic Profiling of Warmblood Horses with Myofibrillar Myopathy
 
Keira Sztukowski, Colorado State University
Use of FDG-PET/CT to characterize hyperactivity in the brain of FIV-infected cats as a model for HIV neurotoxicity
 
 

 


 

AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award

BOEHRINGER/INGELHEIM VETERINARY SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM – The AVMF provides support of the symposium including presentation of the following AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Research Awards: AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award, AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award, and the AVMA Clinical Research Award.

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2018 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award: 


 
 Dr. Philip Fox, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY