The WAVD Administrative Committee is delighted to announce that the successful recipient of the WAVD Peter Ihrke Scholarships are Dr Sabrina Costa and Dr Veronica Pareja.
There was a very high calibre of applicants for this scholarship and the WAVD has awarded this honour to two applicants this year.
The scholarship will contribute 6000 to 8000 US dollars to enable both recipients to attend a two to four week externship in the veterinary dermatology service of the University of California-Davis Veterinary School. It will fund a low cost, return economy airfare, modest accommodation, a meal allowance and professional liability insurance.
The WAVD is offering this scholarship to honour the life and career of Professor Peter Ihrke and to commemorate the contribution that he made to the discipline of veterinary dermatology.
Peter was the Chief of Veterinary Dermatology at the University of California-Davis (UCD) Veterinary School and he inspired the careers of many key members of our global discipline by training and mentoring residents. He was also highly motivated to support the growth and development of veterinary dermatology amongst veterinarians denied the privilege of ready access to continuing education.
We are sure that he would have been very pleased that these worthy individuals have received this scholarship and we hope that his legacy continues to inspire many others.