Jonathan Hope Equine Veterinary Scholarship

Dr Jonathan Hope and Dr John O’Flaherty (NZERF Board).

The New Zealand Equine Research Foundation is delighted to announce this new (in 2016) Scholarship to help young equine practitioners travel, either nationally or internationally, to “see practice” and improve their practical skills.

Jonathan has recently retired from Cambridge Veterinary Services Ltd. where he had a very illustrious career over more than 40 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Cambridge Equine Hospital, a state of the art facility opposite the Cambridge training track and is well known for providing service to such industry icons as Sir Patrick Hogan and his Cambridge Stud, the Taylor family at Trelawney Stud and the late Ken and Anne Brown.  He is a past President of the NZ Equine Veterinary Association and long term convenor if the “Scoping Panel” for the NZ Bloodstock Sales at Karaka.  Having retired doesn’t mean he has stopped work and he has projects with the Rider Horse Group in Inner Mongolia to keep him busy.

The Scholarship of $10,000 will be available annually and is aimed to help a “young at heart” New Zealand based veterinarian travel to gain practical skills that will be valuable in supporting his or her work within the NZ horse industry.  Jonathan is mindful of the tremendous benefits he gained by visiting other practices and gaining new ideas and learning new skills in their working environments.  He also greatly appreciated having made lifelong friends with many of the practitioners he visited and was able to contact them for help and advice over the years.

The scholarship will be advertised in the Spring edition of the NZERF Bulletin with a closing date of the 30th of October each year. Applications must include a current CV, a letter of application, a detailed itinerary with letters of confirmation from the practices the applicant intends to visit, a budget with the cost of travel and accommodation and whether the applicant is providing any funding. At the discretion of the selection panel the scholarship may be split. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to write a report on the highlights of the trip suitable for publication in the NZERF Bulletin.

Applicants should apply in writing/email to:

The Secretary

 NZ Equine Research Foundation

P O Box 52

Palmerston North