Vet Services Hawkes Bay, Vet Services Dannevirke & Vet Services Wairarapa are proud to offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking studies in a Veterinary Nursing programme through an approved New Zealand tertiary educational provider.
The scholarships are open to all NZ citizen’s or permanent residents studying a NZ Certificate in Animal Technology (level 5), a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (level 6), or a Bachelor in Veterinary Nursing (level 7). Applicants can be studying either full time or part time.
Successful candidates will receive a scholarship towards their Veterinary Nursing study fees and will have the opportunity to complete a minimum of 4 weeks paid practical work experience with Vet Services Hawkes Bay, Vet Services Dannevirke or Vet Services Wairarapa.
Online applications for these scholarships open from 1st February 2023 and will close 3rd March 2023
Follow this link to learn more or click the button below to start your application.
At SPCA Pet Insurance we are passionate about providing peace of mind for pet owners and, as part of this commitment, we understand that qualified Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses are essential in assisting with the protection and maintenance of pet health. For that reason, we aim to provide support to people who are interested in getting into roles which are related to Veterinary Medicine, Animal Care and Animal Sciences by providing the SPCA Pet Insurance Future Animal Carer’s Grant (the Grant).
This grant is offered annually to one student.
- Applications for the 2023 grant are now open until October 31, 2023.
- Applications for the 2024 grant open 15 February, 2024.
The value of this grant is NZD $5,000 and is paid as a one-off lump sum payment to the winning student.
- To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited New Zealand Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in evidence-based animal care that aligns with SPCA’s organisational position in any of the following areas:
- Veterinary Medicine;
- Veterinary Science;
- Veterinary and Life Sciences;
- Animal Care;
- Veterinary Nursing;
- Animal Studies;
- Animal Sciences;
- Animal Nutrition;
- Veterinary Technology; or
- Any other courses leading to similar careers as an animal carer or pet health specialist (subject to approval).
- Only citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand can apply.
- You must be 18 years of age or over to apply.
- Employees of SPCA, Hollard, PetSure, SPCA Pet Insurance, or Greenstone Financial Services NZ Limited, and their immediate family members including a spouse, de-facto spouse, parent, guardian, child or sibling, are ineligible to apply.
To apply for the Grant, you will need to write an essay (maximum 500 words) on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study.
We are looking for submissions that reflect a true desire to improve animal welfare. It doesn’t have to be great prose, just honest and from the heart, so start thinking about the real reasons you have chosen the career path you have and then put them into words.
How to Apply
All applicants must email the following documentation to email@example.com
- Proof of identification;
- Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status;
- Your response (maximum of 500 words); and
- Contact details (including residential address).
The winner of the Grant will be selected and awarded by a panel of judges from the SPCA Pet Insurance team based on the entry that best addresses the challenge. The panel will convene from November 15, 2023.
The 2023 Grant winner will be notified by email and their name will be published on our website on February 2, 2024.