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Food Animal Medicine Scholarship Launched

A new scholarship program has been set up to help aid those students interested in food animal medicine.

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The American Association of Bovine Practitioners and Pfizer Animal Health of New York have launched the AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship to support students interested in food animal medicine.

“These scholarships, which come at a time when the large animal veterinarian industry is experiencing a shortage, will help recruit outstanding students for careers in bovine veterinary medicine,” said Gatz Riddell, DVM, executive vice president for AABP.

The scholarship program is offered to third-year veterinary students in the United States. Applicants must provide information regarding their cattle industry background and provide answers to several essay questions pertaining to the role of large animal veterinarians in today’s society.

Applications, due June 15, can be found here

As part of the scholarship, recipients will receive a travel stipend to the September AABP conference in Omaha, Neb.

“Veterinarians represent an integral role in the cattle industry because they help ensure a safe and wholesome food supply,” said Roger Saltman, DVM, director of cattle veterinary operations at Pfizer Animal Health. “Exposing the younger generation to large animal medicine becomes such a crucial component in the survivability and success of the profession as well as the industry.”

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