Professional Education & Training Scholarship (PETS) Award

Financial assistance for veterinary professional students to attend the IAAHPC Annual Conference.

The Professional Education & Training Scholarship (PETS) Award

The IAAHPC’s Professional Education and Training Scholarship, established in 2017 to honor Dr. Kathleen Cooney (the 2015 IAAHPC President and advocate for animal end-of-life programs), has evolved over the years. In recognition of Dr. Cooney and other pioneering professionals in animal hospice and end-of-life care, the scholarship has been enhanced and renamed the PETS Award.

The PETS Award is proud to offer veterinary and veterinary technician students assistance to attend the IAAHPC’s annual conference.

Honored PETS Award Winners Receive:

  • Complimentary base conference registration
  • $500 for travel funds for an in-person conference only
  • Recognition at the annual conference during the Opening Reception and at other times throughout the conference
  • Free membership to the association throughout the student’s college years

Applicants must:

  • Complete the application with a 500-word essay
  • Provide a current resume
  • Submit a professional photo
  • Provide one letter of recommendation
Applications will be taken until July 15 with award winners announced by August 1.
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Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice believes in supporting veterinary students and is proud to be the sponsor of three PETS Award recipients for the 2023 IAAHPC Conference. Lap of Love watches with deep respect as students pave the way to a better tomorrow in the vet med industry and in end-of-life care for pets and their families.

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Professional Reference

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