In 2016, NYASVT lost a true friend and advocate with the sudden passing of Dr. James Zgoda. Dr. Zgoda was not only an advocate for the veterinary community but was also a loyal supporter and advocate of LVTs and their vital contributions to the veterinary medical team. Dr. Zgoda supported his technicians in their daily work and in their pursuit of advancing their career. He supported their professional, personal and educational endeavors and the community has been better served for it.
The Dr. James Zgoda Memorial Scholarship honors Dr. Zgoda’s commitment to his community and volunteerism. This cash scholarship ($250) will be awarded annually to a NYSAVT member who has been active in the association AND has volunteered a minimum of 60 hours in their community in the 12 months prior to the award being received.