CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods to Award $10,000 in Veterinary Medicine Scholarships in 2010


CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods is eager to support those who have chosen to pursue a career path and life dedicated to the health and welfare of our beloved companion animals. In accordance with our commitment to promote Responsible Pet Ownership, CANIDAE will award four individual $2,500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Scholarships in 2010.

“One of our most important goals at CANIDAE is to raise awareness of the responsibilities of pet ownership which includes making sure that pets receive proper veterinary care,” said Jason Castillo, Controller for CANIDAE. “To compliment this effort we established veterinary scholarships in 2008 and offered them again in 2009. Going into our third year of doing so, we are excited to help another group of four deserving students follow their dream of helping animals.”

A strong history of academic achievement and dedication to the well-being of animals are among the criteria that will determine which four applicants receive the CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Scholarship. Applicants’ essays on Responsible Pet Ownership will also be a deciding factor. Students will be asked to write about the same issues that are a concern to CANIDAE, including the core components of the CANIDAE “RPO” Mission:

Training and exercise
Planned breeding
Spaying and neutering
Supporting reputable breeders and rescue groups
Proper veterinarian care 
Healthy nutrition

The CANIDAE Veterinary Scholarships are open to full-time first and second year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a doctorate of veterinary medicine program at an approved college of veterinary medicine within the United States or Canada. 

To maintain impartiality and confidentiality, a selection committee comprised of educators chosen by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee, will evaluate the applications and select the winners.

For detailed application criteria and requirements, please visit our Veterinary Scholarship page. The application period is January 15 through April 15, 2010. Winners of the scholarships will be announced here on the CANIDAE website approximately 60 days after the close of the application period.