Who We Are!
Help-A-Horse Help-A-Life is a Stacey Small inspired grants program. The goal of this program is to encourage veterinary students through financial support, to educate themselves in the fields of alternative medicine and specifically on the value of herbs and how herbs can be an important health contributor to the lives of animals. Expanding one’s knowledge of herbs, where they come from, how they are cultivated, the different strains, toxicity, medicinal value, uses, dosage, contraindications, and the importance of how this knowledge can and should complement traditional medicine and therapies drove Stacey’s passion.
After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Stacey never wavered in her commitment to further learn as well as educate others of the value of herbs and how their value can and should be integrated with traditional therapies and truly believed that this integration helped not only lengthen her life expectancy after the cancer diagnosis but influenced the quality of her life as well.
Stacey’s interest in herbs and her vast knowledge of them started decades earlier evidenced by her life-long commitment to our four-legged friends through brand creations including Sore No-More, Equilite Herbals, Botanical Animal Flower Essences, and Limber Up topical liniments and shampoos. By encouraging the adoption and inclusion of the science of herbs into the field of veterinary medicine, the end result for our four-legged friends to improved health, will in-of-itself, be a better journey, and in most cases produce better and more favorable outcomes.
The facilitation of this grant program is being made available through the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF). THE AHVMF funds investigations to advance animal health through integrative holistic veterinary medicine with a concentration on 3 aspects: scholarships for veterinary students, research, and support for the use of and education in integrative holistic veterinary medicine in veterinary schools. The Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific research and education in complementary veterinary treatments for cats, dogs, horses, and livestock. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $750,000 in studies conducted at 11 veterinary schools that have led to improved animal health through the use of holistic veterinary treatments, awarded over $150,000 in veterinary student scholarships, and granted over $260,000 to support programs incorporating integrative veterinary medicine in veterinary college curricula. To learn more about the great work that the AHVMF does CLICK HERE.
The Stacey Small Grants Program will offer grants to deserving veterinary students from U.S. and Canadian Veterinary Colleges based on a review and selection of grant eligibility forms received. Annual grant(s) in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded contingent on funds available for selected recipients in support of their continuing educational pursuits specific to herbal education. Grant recipients will be chosen by the AHVMF Scholarship Committee with the awards given out at the AHVMAssociation’s annual veterinary conference.
The HAHHAL Stacey Small Grants’ objective is to raise money from donors that wish to support this important initiative. The AHVMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 26-1583307. Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the law. Because of the complexity of rules concerning charitable contributions, please consult a tax advisor or trained agent to determine the actual deductible amount of your donation. Please indicate your donation designation to the Stacey Small Grants Program on the online donation form by clicking the dropbox under “If you have a special purpose for your donation, please let us know” and then select the appropriate designation.