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EAZWV provides Grant Funding via the Zebra Foundation for Veterinary Zoological Education 


EAZWV is committed to supporting Vet Students and Vets just embarking on careers in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Through our partnership with the Zebra foundation, we provided over €18.000 of grant funding over the last three years.


The Zebra Foundation for Veterinary Zoological Education was created with the objective of helping veterinary students and surgeons from anywhere in the world gain additional experience in zoological and wildlife medicine. Whatever your current role, this foundation exists to assist all those with a direct interest and ambition in advancing this specialist field.

This is done mainly in the form of financial awards to assist the initiation and completion of projects with relevant zoological content. This could be an elective study as part of a degree or higher qualification, field or laboratory research.

The Zebra Foundation is a registered charity, funded by public donations, and the EAZWV together with the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS), is a substantial supporter of this foundation.

The trustees meet twice yearly to assess and determine awards and the deadlines for applications are the 31st of March and the 30th of September.




Does qualify for funding:

  • Seeing practice at an institution specializing in zoological medicine providing the applicant undertakes a written project during this time.
  • Research projects (laboratory, field or clinic based) leading to advances in zoological medicine and/or training of  the applicant in a relevant discipline.


Does not qualify for funding:

  • Seeing practice where no specific project is undertaken.
  • MSc/PhD course fees.
  • Attendance at wildlife captures courses.
  • Conference attendance.
  • Applicants judged already established in the field of zoological medicine.
  • Applicants who are not vets or vet students.


If applicants are unsure if their project qualifies they should contact the Applications Secretary.


The Foundation awards grants according to the Trustees’ assessment of the project’s contribution to the applicant’s zoological education and the field of zoological medicine in general.

It is the trustees’ policy not to fund any one project completely but by providing grants to help attract further funding from other bodies. Grants are awarded according to merit and range in the order of £100-£1000.

Applications are considered twice a year in December and June. Applications must be made using the application form below and by email to ZEBRA applications here no later than 30th September  / 31st March of the year in which the project is to take place.

Applicants will usually hear whether their application has been successful or not by the end of December / June. Applicants who have not received notification that their application has been received within a month should contact the Applications Secretary.

The Foundation does not fund projects after their completion date and so applicants are encouraged to apply in good time.

To download a copy of the Zebra Foundation grant application form click here.


The recipient of a ZEBRA Foundation award is required to submit, within 3 months of their stated project completion date, an electronic copy of their project and a precis (1-2 sides of A4 + illustrations to be submitted for publication in the BVZS Bulletin) Both documents should be emailed to the Applications Secretary.

The Zebra Foundation encourages recipients to publish in peer reviewed journals. The Foundation also reserves the right to publish the précis of report and will lodge a hard copy of the report in the RCVS library.
If the project does not take place, the applicant will be required to return the award in full to the Foundation.



BVZS ZooMed Bulletin, March 2013

Assessing the Ethical and Welfare Implications of Game Capture In Namibia 2009: Ellie Milnes

The Olive Baboon (Papio anubis) as a Reservoir of Schistosoma Sp and Other Parasitic Diseases, and Their Significance to Public Health In Kwale District, Kenya: Lorna Bell

The Use of Sonographic and Morphometric Data to Predict Stillbirth in a Population of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Tom Cardy


BVZS ZooMed Bulletin, September 2012

Nutritional Metabolic Bone Disease in Juvenile Veiled Chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) and its Prevention: Stefan Hoby

Detection of Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpesvirus Type 1 in Conjunctival, Palate and Vulval Swabs And Trunk Washes from Asymptomatic Asian Elephants Using a Novel Taqman Real Time PCR: Katherine Hardman

The Impact of Human Encroachment Into Natural Ecosystems Upon Cryptosporidium Sp. and Giardia Sp. infections In Western Lowland Gorillas  (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) In Lope National Park, Gabon: Simon Wheeler


BVZS ZooMed Bulletin, March 2012

Cross Matching of Blood in Carcharhiniform, Lamniform, and Orectolobiform Sharks: Catherine Hadfield

Variation in Helminths of African Elephants in Amboseli and Tsavo East National Parks In Kenya: Jaanvi Patel

Population Structure and Effective Population Size of The Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum) at Kasanka National Park, Zambia: Melissa Nollet

An Evaluation of the Efficiency of Faecal DNA Extraction Methods in Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus): S. Sripiboon


BVZS ZooMed Bulletin, March 2011

Surviving Reintroduction: Behavioural Responses of Captive Bred Amur Leopard, Panthera pardus orientalis, To Amur Tiger, Panthera tigris altaica, Faeces: Ricardo Sa


BVZS ZooMed Bulletin, September 2010

Faecal Glucocorticoid Metabolites Analysis in Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida ; Hormonal Changes Due to Moving Aviary and Open-To-Public Stimuli: K L Lee

Normal Haematological Values in Nine Species of Wildfowl to Aid Clinical Investigation of Avian Tuberculosis: Beverley Wilson

Comparison of Cortisol Levels in Serum and Saliva from Wild Meerkats and Development of a Non-Invasive Technique to Obtain Saliva Samples: Charlotte Alvis

Qualitative Risk Analysis for the Importation of Live Amphibians Infected With Batrachochytrium dendobatidis (Chytridiomycosis) into Great Britain: Alison Peel


BVZS ZooMed Bulletin, September 2009

Ultrasonagraphic Anatomy of the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Eye: Priya Bapodra

Screening a Population of Smooth Newts (Triturus vulgaris) for Chytridiomycosis in Cowden, UK: Hanna Javed

Investigation into Using Quantitative Urinalyses as a Measure of Renal Dysfunction in California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) Naturally Infected with Leptospirosis: Lynsay Doody

Investigation of the African Bushmeat Traffic in France: A Threat to both Biodiversity and Public Health: Anne-Lise Chaber

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