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New Veterinary Innovation Grant Program

Saddle Hills County's Agricultural Services Board have launched a new Veterinary Innovation Grant Application to eligible applicants to improve access to veterinary care for Saddle Hills County producers.

Applications are now being accepted and should be submitted no later than July 31, 2024, for projects taking place next year. 

The aim of the grant is to provide access to vital veterinary care to County residents, and as such priority will be given to projects that enhance veterinary services available to Saddle Hills County producers and applicants operating a veterinary practice within the boundaries of Saddle Hills County.

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must: 

  • Be a licensed veterinarian or veterinary technologist;
  • Operate or be employed at a clinic that primarily provides services to Saddle Hills County residents; and
  • Operate or be employed at a clinic that primarily focuses on large animal (food animal) medicine.

A variety of projects will be considered under the grant, and include:

  • New facilities within the boundaries of Saddle Hills County to enhance veterinary services for Saddle Hills County producers.
  • Innovative and emerging veterinary medicine practices.
  • Diagnostic Telemedicine Services.
  • Continuing education and new skills training

Applications will be reviewed, and successful candidates chosen, by the Agricultural Service Board (ASB).

To apply, please fill out and submit the Veterinary Innovation Grant Program Application online or download the Fillable PDF. You may also complete the application in-person at the Saddle Hills County Administration during regular business hours.

For applications submitted by hand these should be delivered to:

Saddle Hills County Agricultural Service Board

Saddle Hills County, RR1, Spirit River, AB. T0H 3G0

For more information, please contact Agricultural Services at (780) 864-3760 or 

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