SPVS Educational Trust

We are passionate about advancing and encouraging interest in the art of veterinary science which will ultimately benefit the veterinary community

Who we are

The SPVS Educational Trust was founded by a group of SPVS members 1982 with the aim of advancing learning and encouraging interest in the art of veterinary science.

For the last 40 years our support has primarily focused on student and recent graduate education through the SPVS final year veterinary seminar and as a founding supporter of the VDS recent graduate reunions.

Today, in 2022 as we mark 40 years of the Trust we want to widen the benefit of the Trust to include projects, educational schemes and research which speaks to our core remit of advancing learning and encouraging interest in the art of veterinary science.

What matters to us

We are passionate about everything and everyone in the veterinary industry. People, pets and animals matter in equal measure. We hope that our grants can have the potential to benefit all whether you have two, three, four or even eight legs!

For our profession to thrive the people in it must also thrive. We can’t give the animals we treat and care for the best care if we aren’t operating at our best.

So your project might be about clinical aspects of practice, or it might be about the people in it or aspiring to be in it. It might be about how we make our profession more inclusive and as a result hopefully more diverse or perhaps how we lead not just responsibly but compassionately as well. It might be about how we enhance both patient and owner/farmer outcomes. Whatever it is we would love to hear from you as the chances are if it matters to you, it matters to us.

How to apply for a grant with us

In our March grant programme we are very excited to announce we have up to £20,000 of grants available. There will be 6 grants in total;

1 grant of up to £10,000
5 grants of up to £2000

Applying for a grant couldn’t be easier. Click the link below to be taken to our online application form when applications open on 8th April 2022. They close on Wednesday 10th May 2022 with successful recipients being announced at our annual Congress at Celtic Manor from 13th-14th May.

For further information click below to read our grant criteria. Grant terms and conditions are available on request.

We invite applications from non-profit organisations that meet the following criteria:

  • The encouragement and advancement of interest in, learning and knowledge of veterinary science.
  • The encouragement and advancement of interest in, learning and knowledge of non-clinical aspects of veterinary practice
  • The sponsorship of any educational scheme which is beneficial to those engaged in general veterinary practice.
  • The sponsorship of any educational scheme which is beneficial to those engaged inany service ancillary to general veterinary practice.
  • The awards of scholarships to those engaged or about to engage in further education with a view to obtaining professional veterinary qualifications.
  • The advancement of research in clinical veterinary science and the dissemination of the useful results thereof.
  • The advancement of research in non-clinical veterinary practice and the dissemination of the useful results thereof.

Contact us

If you have any questions about us, would like to become a supporter or have a question about our grant programme please contact us by email on edtrust@spvs.org.uk or call us on 01926 840318

Recent updates

New Chair for SPVS Educational Trust

SPVS Past President and former Board member Dr Catriona Curtis has been appointed the new Chair of the SPVS Educational Trust. Dr Curtis has been a Trustee for 5 years and moves into the Chair role at a time of exciting change for the Trust. On her appointment Dr Curtis commented “The SPVS Educational Trust has a long pedigree in supporting non-clinical education in the veterinary profession, especially for students and recent graduates. As we move to launch the first wide ranging grant programme the Trust has run I am excited and optimist about the impact we can have within the profession”.

SPVS VMG Conference – Celtic Manor 2022

Grant award recipients for the Spring grant programme for the Trust will be announced on the main stage at the annual SPVS VMG Conference at Celtic Manor on 13-14th May 2022. There will be a full showcase of the successful projects over the two days at Congress.

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