AFSCAN Scholarship

To enable one vet to attend NAVC Conference

Call for Applications for the AFSCAN NAVC Scholarship 2023

The AFSCAN Board calls for applications for the AFSCAN NAVC Scholarship to attend the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Congress (VMX) in January 2024.

Based on generous support from NAVC, AFSCAN can offer this scholarship to a new generation of future leaders of the profession in Africa.  AFSCAN is a World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Foundation project.

All applications must be completed and submitted no later than August 1, 2023, through the following link:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should be between 5 –15 years after graduation from veterinary school
  • Applicants must be an active member of their Association
  • Applicants must be from an AFSCAN country member
  • Applicants should have the potential to develop, support and expand veterinary continuing education in their region
  • Applicants should be fluent in the English language
  • Applicants must be eligible for a visa to the USA

Documents that should be sent electronically:

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant
  • Letter of intent from the applicant explaining how the scholarship will benefit them and lead to satisfying the above aims
  • Two letters of support from board members of their association stating that the applicant is an active member of the Association

Selected Scholars receive:

  • One (1) complimentary VMX registration
  • Round-trip economy class airfare from your nearest airport to Orlando, FL
  • Seven (7) nights of hotel accommodations
  • Seven (7) days of per diem
  • One (1) complimentary Hands-on Workshop (based on availability)
  • A current NAVC Board Member or Past President to serve as a host while on-site
  • Invitation to special events as a VIP
  • A Pre-VMX meet/greet
  • A Post-VMX interview

Expectations of the successful applicants:

  • 400-word report for AFSCAN on your experiences, within two weeks of Congress, that may be published

Distance learning

Distance learning and point of care information will enable the continuing development of practitioners in Consortium countries and “fill the gaps” between the events and conferences so that the benefits of the program will be longer lasting than the inevitably sporadic conferences and events.

All AFSCAN participants are entitled to free membership of VetFolio and able to access Vetstream Canis and Felis thanks to generous sponsorship by KRUUSE.

Vetstream, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and UK charity Computers4Africa to deliver the program, providing access to a range of CE resources, including Vetstream’s Canis and Felis point of care information; the full range of content of NAVC and AAHA’s VetFolio, and the proceedings from WSAVA Congresses on computers and internet connected devices donated by UK veterinary practices and repurposed by Computers4Africa.

NAVC and AAHA will provide membership of Vetfolio for veterinarians in participating consortium countries. This provides more than 500 hours of RACE-approved educational courses, interactive learning tracks and NAVC and AAHA recorded sessions as well as a fully interactive discussion forum.

Vetstream will provide subscriptions to its Canis and Felis clinical information services about the veterinary treatment of dogs and cats to for all veterinarians in participating consortium countries.

  • Due to the vast territory and limited resources, distance learning is a key element of the educational part.
  • VetFolio is a ready-to-use continuing education and community product accessible via any internet enabled device for veterinarians in practice enabling remotely located practices to link to other professionals around the world.
  • Vetstream Canis and Felis are peer reviewed multimedia point-of-care encyclopaedias with content from more than 900 leading veterinary clinicians from around the world, which are updated weekly about the veterinary treatment of dogs and cats and which are accessible via any internet enabled device.
  • NAVC and AAHA, Vetstream, WSAVA and the WSAVA Foundation share the vision of global improvement of knowledge.