The Ohio State University and Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine were Awarded FVD Grants
Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, President of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (“FVD”), announced the University Grant Program recipients for 2022 are the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinary programs with FVD student chapters were invited to submit applications for one of two $15,000 grants in 2022 “toward enhancing their dentistry curriculum via materials and equipment to enable graduates to matriculate with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to diagnose and treat oral disease most commonly encountered in companion animal practice.”
Applicants were asked to describe their current dentistry program as well as their plans to meet the AVMA mandate for dental education, and how the proceeds from the grant would help meet those objectives. Matching funds from the university as well as a letter of support from the Dean were also components of the application. A panel of three board-certified veterinary dentists, anonymous to each other, reviewed the applications, and rated them on multiple dimensions including the impact of the grant. They join the veterinary programs at Tuskegee and Auburn as beneficiaries of the FVD Outreach program.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR VETERINARY DENTISTRY
The Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry is a group of individuals are passionate about veterinary dentistry whether that is a dog with a broken tooth, a rabbit with a dental abscess, a horse with a painful bite, or a tiger with a tooth ache. Education, Research & Outreach: The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about the importance of oral health in animals, to advance the science of veterinary dentistry with research grants and scientific publications, and to support veterinary dental education among students, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians. To learn more, visit https://www.veterinarydentistry.org/.