Heska Corporation, a leading provider of veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, has announced that, based on total votes received, the Belize Wildlife & Referral Center (BWRC), has been awarded $25,000 as the grand prize winner in the 2011 Inspiration in Action contest.
The contest was designed to help bring to life inspired veterinary projects around the world. The finalists included Belize Wildlife & Referral Center; Inspiring Future Leaders in Veterinary Science; Project V.E.T.S.; Project S.T.R.A.Y. (Stray Training and Rehabilitation by Area Youths); and Veterinarians without Borders/Veterinaires sans Frontieres (VWB/VSF). (You can read more about them in this post.)
In addition to providing medical services, the BWRC will use the prize money to expand its services to the country of Belize and deploy mobile medical equipment for use in the field. The BWRC also plans to serve the community as an educational facility for veterinary professionals who desire to learn about wildlife medicine, wildlife conflict resolution, and the importance of wildlife conservation. Learn more about this project at: http://www.wildlifebelize.com/.
Heska will honor this year’s winners at a reception on January 16, 2012 during the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL. Learn more about this annual contest to support and inspire the field of veterinary medicine at www.heska.com/action.