Dr. Shakera Fudge!

Recipient of the 2019 VIP Petcare Veterinary Education Support Fund

Congratulations to Dr. Shakera Fudge, recipient of the 2019 VIP Petcare Veterinary Education Support Fund! Please view Dr. Fudge’s submission video below to learn about her passion for working with animals.

At VIP Petcare, we recognize that the success of our business will be shaped by compassionate and dedicated veterinary care professionals. At this very moment, students around the country are working towards a career in veterinary medicine as a way to live a meaningful life. These young men and women should be encouraged to live their dreams and to benefit society through the “protection of animal health and welfare.”


Closed for 2019 – Please come back for future contests

Here at VIP Petcare, we would like to contribute to these students’ futures, which is why we have started a Veterinary Education Support Fund contest.

To enter, we ask you create a 2-5 minute video in which you explain why you want to become a veterinarian, or why you became a veterinarian. We want to hear what motivates you and how you see your life as a veterinarian evolving. The winner of this contest will receive a $10,000.00 award to be used toward tuition, loan repayment, and/or educational supplies. We want to help you get the education that will transform your vision into reality. We also recognize that costs don’t end with graduation, and so current veterinarians are encouraged to apply as well.


Students who are currently enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited college of veterinary medicine are encouraged to submit their video application. Applicants must use a valid .edu email address or provide their veterinarian license number with their submission.


We want to see and hear your genuine personality. Tell us why you want to be a veterinarian—what motivates you, and how have you already evolved since you began pursuing your dream—and how this scholarship would help you achieve that goal.

Application Process—closed for 2019

1. Create your video and make sure it is no longer than 5 minutes. In your video make sure to include the name of your school, and why you chose to seek a career in veterinary medicine. Explain all the details in your video. We will be judging your video on the level of creativity and persuasiveness, as well as how informative it is.

2. Upload your video to YouTube and title it “#VIPPetcareEducationFund by “Your Name””.

3. In the description of the video please include a link to this page, .

4. Once your video has been uploaded, email the active YouTube link along with:

• Your name
• Your mailing address
• Your telephone number
• The school attending/attended
• Graduation date

By submitting your application, you are giving VIP Petcare the permission to use and display your video for marketing and promotional purposes.

One winner will be selected by a panel of VIP Petcare staff on May 17, 2019. The winner must be a US citizen and 18 years or older, and able to submit a W-9. Award is considered taxable income. The winning contestant must claim their award within two weeks of being contacted, or we will select a new winner