The AAVN is incredibly grateful for the contributions of all of its sponsors. If your organization is interested in sponsoring an AAVN initiative, please contact our Executive Directors, Jen Gazdacko and Betsy Grenier, email@example.com
Annual AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium Sponsor: Royal Canin®
Royal Canin® USA, Inc. generously donates $ 20,000 USD to sponsor the annual one-day Symposium that typically takes place in late May or early June. Royal Canin also covers the cost of designing and printing the proceedings for all attendees. For more information on the Annual AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium please visit our webpage.
Travel Grants for AAVN Student Chapters: Nestle Purina®
In recent years Nestle Purina® has generously donated funding to assist AAVN Student Chapter Representatives (between $5,000 and $6,000 USD per year) with the cost of traveling to the AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium. For application information please click here.
AAVN Pet Nutrition Blog Writing Competition: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.®
The AAVN Pet Nutrition Blog Writing Competition is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.®. The first place winner receives a $500 USD travel award to the AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium.
- 1st Place: Marie Francesca Menniti - Tetris for your Terrier, Sudoku for your Saluki: Puzzle Feeders
- 2nd Place: Vivian Pedrinelli – Bar Necessities… the Simple Bare Necessities
- 2nd Place, Caitlin M. Holly, The Facts & Fiction of Pet Food: Raw Diets
- 2nd Place: Stepfanie George, How to Read a Pet Food Label like a Pro
- 3rd Place: Alison Mikes, Weight Loss: A vital step in improving your arthritic dog’s quality of life
- 1st Place: Ashley Hand - Should I Be Feeding My Dog Coconut Oil?
- 2nd Place: Bianca DiSabatino – Don’t Say Goodbye to By-products
- 3rd Place: Shelby Baden – Bullying and bacteria – Implications for your pets
- 1st Place: Amanda Santarossa – Goldilocks and the body condition of the three Labradors
- 2nd Place: Sarah Dodd – What’s the beef with grains?
- 3rd Place: Lucy Rose – Start smart: Four tips for feeding your new puppy
AAVN Equine Nutrition Blog Writing Competition: Buckeye® Nutrition
The AAVN Equine Nutrition Blog Writing Competition is sponsored by Buckeye® Nutrition. The first place winner receives a $500 USD travel award to the AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium.
- 1st Place: Carleigh Cathcart: Burro-ing our Heads in the Sand: Is your donkey’s dinner dangerous?
- 2nd Place: Beverly Gartland: How Body Condition Can Impact Saddle Fit
- 1st Place: Marie Francesca Menniti – Easy Does It For Easy Keepers
- 2nd Place (tied): Leah Wellard – You Can Lead A Horse To Water, And It Will Drink! Exploring hydration for the performance horse.
- 2nd Place (tied): Jennifer Moore – Selecting Smart Forage for the Easy Keeper
- 1st Place: Morghan Bowman – Your Horse is an Ecosystem
- 2nd Place: Jill Bobel – Carbohydrates in your horse’s diet: Friend or enemy?
- 3rd Place: Grace Jones – Feeding the Aged Horse with Cushing’s Disease: Pituitary in Trouble
Case Report Competition: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.®
No longer offered, the Annual AAVN Case Report Competition was open to nutrition residents and proudly sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.®. The 1st place winner received a $500 USD travel award to the AAVN Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium.
- 1st Place: Dr. Moral Tal – Primary copper-associated chronic hepatitis in a Border Collie