Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the ACVO-VAF has twice awarded a Founders Clinical Research Grant in honor of the ACVO Charter Diplomates. The goal of this research initiative is to promote clinical research by ACVO board-certified diplomates practicing in private practice or academia. The ACVO-VAF Board members recognized that there was limited access to clinical research financial support through the VAF and therefore, initiated this new grant in 2019.
The VAF’s 2021 Founders Clinical Research Grant, in the amount of $9,098, has been awarded to Dr. Ken Abrams and team for their submission, titled ‘*Olfaction Evaluation in Dogs with Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS); (Sniffin’ out SARDS!)*’.