The grant process allows applicants to determine how best they want to use the $5,000 grant from AgriLabs and judging will be based on three primary criteria:

1. The applicants' professional-development plan, which describes the skills/knowledge they would like to improve to become a more valuable resource for their producer-clients.

2. How the $5,000 will be utilized to fulfill the professional-development plan.

3. Letters of reference from three individuals (including at least one producer and one veterinarian) who have first-hand knowledge of the applicant's practice experience and educational interest.

A full description of AgriLabs Dr. Bruce Wren Continuing Education Awards and a link to the application forms are available by clicking
here. The application may be completed online and all materials postmarked on or beforeJuly 15. The awards are open to AABP members in good standing; are actively involved in practice; and who graduated with a DVM/VMD degree between June 1, 2001, and June 1, 2010.

The professional-development opportunity described in the application can apply to either individual animal medicine (e.g., diagnosis, treatment, surgery, case management, pain management, patient welfare) or herd production medicine (e.g., records analysis, disease prevention, production enhancement, benchmarking, biosecurity, food safety). end_mark

—From AABP news release