The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians works to advance programs for preventative medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with reptiles and amphibians. ARAV also distributes scientific information relating to the field of husbandry, veterinary medicine, and surgery of reptiles and amphibians through the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, the official publication of the association, and the annual conference of the association.
As part of its mission, ARAV awards grants of up to $3,000 in support of clinically oriented and/or conservation research projects involving either reptiles and/or amphibians, as well as projects that advance the conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding, and preservation of reptilian and amphibian habitats. Grant recipients will be expected to either present their results at the ARAV annual conference or publish them in the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery.
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Priority will be given to proposals submitted by active ARAV members.
See the ARAV website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.