grant program

veterinary research

annual grant program for grants up to $10,000

The Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (SVSTS) was formed in 2002 with the objective of advancing the art and science of soft tissue surgery through:

1. encouraging members to pursue original investigations, report unusual cases, and discuss the diagnosis, management and advances of soft tissue surgical conditions, and

2. encouraging its members to contribute to continuing education in soft tissue surgery and to report in high quality veterinary journals. The SVSTS is delighted to offer a grant to fund projects that advance the field of soft tissue surgery.

To that end, SVSTS has established a goal of providing grant funding for research projects that will have a direct impact on advancing the field of veterinary soft tissue surgery. To be eligible for this award, the Principal Investigator must be an active member of the SVSTS. Proposed projects must be directly related to soft tissue surgical diseases. Blinded proposals will be reviewed and scored by the SVSTS Executive Committee.

Pending evaluation of submitted proposals, one award of $10,000 USD will be awarded; however, if additional funding is available and more than one proposal is selected, two grants may be awarded and sum to ≤ $10,000 USD.


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supported research

Project TitlePrinciple Investigator
Outcomes following surgical treatment of traumatic bile peritonitisDr. Vanna Dickerson, Texas A&M University
CT vascular anatomy of feline congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shuntsDr. Chick Weiss, The Animal Medical Center
Hand size and instrument use in veterinary laparoscopyDr. Nicole Buote, Cornell University
CT vascular anatomy of canine congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts: An SVSTS and VIRIES multi-institutional retrospective study in 1128 dogs
**Presented at the 2022 SVSTS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans**
Dr. Chick Weiss, The Animal Medical Center
Clinical characteristics and outcome in large breed dogs with extrahepatic portosystemic shunts
**Presented at the 2022 SVSTS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans**
Dr. Kate Spies and Dr. Jess Ogden, Purdue University
Surgical knot terminology in veterinary medicine
**Presented at the 2021 SVSTS Annual Scientific Meeting on Zoom**
Brianna Grandprey and Dr. Erik Hofmeister, Auburn University
Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy in small animal surgery: A 2020 survey of Diplomates and residents of the ACVS and ECVSDr. Jacqui Scott, University of Illinois
Survey of the effects of COVID-19 on veterinary surgeonsDr. Nicole Buote, Cornell University