K9 Carts 2018 Annual Scholarship

Scholarship Details

K9 Carts is dedicated to serving handicapped dogs & cats worldwide, and changing the lives for you and your pets through the miracle of mobility. Since the mid-1970s, K9 Carts has been dedicated to serving mobility impaired pets and their owners. Now, we are looking to inspire the next generation of animal lovers by sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine.

Learn more about our 2017 scholarship winner,  Sarah Fick of Washington State University!

Entry Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018 at Midnight
Recipient will be notified September 21, 2018
Number of Winners: 1
Minimum GPA Require­ment: 2.50
Eligible Fields of Study: Veterinary Medicine or related field.
Eligible Schools: Any accredited university or college in the U.S.

Application Instructions

Please response to one of the essay questions and email your essay as a PDF to scholarship@k9carts.com with the following information on the cover page:

  • Name
  • School
  • Year in School
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

Please name your file as:

  • lastname-firstname-essay1.pdf (for Essay #1)
  • lastname-firstname-essay2.pdf (for Essay #2)

Please complete the short survey linked here (survey will NOT be used in selecting a winner, but is required.)

The scholarship award winner will be contacted by e-mail in September and the scholarship check will be sent directly to the winner’s financial aid office.

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Essay Questions

Please answer one of the following essay questions. Essays should be no more than 3 pages.

Essay 1

Studies have shown there are countless ways a veterinary practice can benefit from understanding human psychology. Key areas of psychology that directly link to the well-being of pets include proper education for human caregivers on pet health maintenance, managing pet illness, and end-of-life care. As a future veterinarian, how will you incorporate human psychology into your practice? What do you feel will be the biggest challenge when interacting with human caregivers?

Essay 2

A recent pattern in the veterinarian industry is the corporate buy-out of individual practices and recruitment to work in corporate veterinary hospitals. As a future veterinarian, what pros and cons do you see emerging in the quality of pet care if individual vet practices continue to get bought-out by veterinarian hospitals? Would you want to work in a corporate-owned animal hospital? Why or why not?