The NYCAVMA Tiekert Educational Scholarship


$1500 Annual Award - 2024 Application Acceptance Begins in January


A generous donation from Carvel Tiekert, DVM, a longtime supporter of holistic medicine, has enabled NY CAVMA to establish The NYCAVMA Tiekert Educational Scholarship. The NY CAVMA will award a yearly $1500 scholarship to a veterinarian or veterinary student based on demonstrated need and interest in complementary medicine, to be used for a training class in complementary modalities.  Open to all practitioners (Student, current or retired) but preference will be given to a NYS practitioner or NYS license-eligible or a student in veterinary school who is intending to practice in NYS.


Criteria for application:

Selection will be based on a maximum of 500-word essay demonstrating the applicant's need for the scholarship and interest in complementary medicine. Essays must be received by NYCAVMA by September 1st. Late applications will not be considered. The education committee will select the recipient by November 1st of each year.  The selection will be made by the committee based on the applicants essay. Its selection is at the committee's sole discretion and is final.


NYCAVMA is very excited about the scholarship and looks forward to receiving applications.



2022 Scholarship Winner:

Natalia Antonsanti-Santana

DVM Candidate ’25 | Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine



2023 Scholarship Winner:

Nina Morales

DVM Candidate '26  | Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Read her essay HERE.















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