It is said that everything you know and do in veterinary medicine is based on the research of the people before us. Members of the Legacy Society are changing the landscape of veterinary medicine with the investment in research that they make today. Pledging to include the ACVS Foundation in your estate planning allows the Foundation to contribute to the education and growth of our Diplomates and residents today and tomorrow. Gifts to the Foundation have a profound impact on those who are awarded grants.

Amelia S. Munsterman, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS (LA)

Clinical research plays an important role for veterinary surgeons, as it applies science to real-life problems that challenge us in our pursuit of the best outcomes for our patients.  Awards from the ACVS Foundation are crucial for advancing the care of animals in real time.

Samantha L. Morello, DVM, DACVS (LA)

Receiving the ACVS Surgeon-in-Training Grant was an important moment in both my professional and personal development as a surgeon.  Professionally, it provided me with the resources to explore an interesting question, learn the mechanics of clinical research, and meet the requirements of my training program.  But personally, it signaled a level of achievement and investment from the ACVS – and those who support it – to provide the confidence and motivation that is so critical to early-career doctors.

Adam Biedrzycki, DACVS, DECVS, PhD, MRCVS

As someone who has always wanted to be an academic researcher and a surgeon, the Surgeon-in-Training and the Dual Training Research Grants from the ACVS foundation helped me achieve this goal by completing my surgery residency and supporting my Ph.D. program, respectively.  I am deeply grateful to the ACVS Foundation for supporting my chosen career pathway.

Laurie R. Goodrich, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

The Diplomate Clinical Training Research Grant was an incredible grant mechanism that allowed us to compare and optimize two methods of screw placement into central tarsal bones for the repair of central tarsal bone fractures.  From this work we have improved our understanding of both radiographic, CT and fluoroscopic guidance of lag screw placement which will hopefully lead to improved repair and faster return to athletic function following central tarsal bone fractures.  

Philippe Chagnon Larose, DVM

The ACVS Surgeon-In-Training Research Grant has been an incredible contributor to my success in my ACVS residency program. It has provided me the opportunity to complete a preclinical study which will continue to improve therapeutic procedures in dogs using minimally invasive surgery. I am extremely grateful for this generous award!