AVC student awarded prestigious scholarship
The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, is proud to congratulate Nima Morady, fourth-year doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) student, on being awarded first place in the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association’s (HSVMA) Compassionate Care Scholarship competition.
The HSVMA awards three scholarships annually to students who attend an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-accredited veterinary school in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, or the United Kingdom. Recipients are ranked first place ($3,000), second place ($2,000), and third place ($1,500), Morady being named the first-place recipient. They recognize students who show dedication and commitment to animal welfare, animal rights, or animal protection issues, and have the determination to make a difference in the veterinary profession.
“It is truly an honour to be recognized by the HSVMA for my efforts in promoting animal welfare at AVC,” says Morady. “I could never have imagined coming in first place in a highly competitive, international award.”
Morady has been an executive member of the AVC Animal Welfare Club since 2019. In addition, he competed in the AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest in 2020 and recently secured a two-week rotation at the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for one of his fourth-year clinical rotations. During this rotation, he will focus on shelter animal welfare and management, and sterilization and vaccinations of surrendered animals and pets living in lower socioeconomic households.
“Once I complete my DVM, I plan to continue fighting for animal welfare,” says Morady. “Animals can’t speak for themselves, so they depend on our goodwill to help them. I aim to promote this goodwill in those around me to help these innocent creatures.”