The DPCA offers a grant in support of a one week minimum sabbatical (for licensed vets) or a two-week minimum externship (for 3rd and 4th year veterinary students) to work with veterinarians who perform show quality and breed standard ear crops. Grant recipients will be exposed to the surgical, anesthetic, and analgesic considerations required for this procedure. Safe and state of the art anesthesia and analgesia will be emphasized. Grant recipients will be exposed to needs for good patient after care, healing and posting for final aesthetic outcome. The standard for the Doberman Pinscher breed will be emphasized but other cropped breeds may also be seen as patients to provide as many opportunities to observe the procedure as possible for the grant recipient.
Graduate Vet Grant Application
To educate and expose interested veterinarians in the art of breed standard ear cropping at the highest level of veterinary anesthesia and analgesic care.
Student Grant Application
To educate and expose veterinary students in their 3-4th year to the art of breed standard ear cropping at the highest level of veterinary anesthesia and analgesic care