The American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Foundation recently awarded Maria K. Arendt, a DVM/Ph.D. student in the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine’s Comparative Biomedical Science graduate program, a $1,000 poultry scholarship.
Arendt plans to work as a poultry veterinarian after graduation, according to the school. She hopes to participate in research and contribute to the development of novel therapeutics for improvement of poultry health, growth and production, the school further noted.
The scholarship, which was established in 2011, provides funding for students pursuing an education and career in poultry medicine. Arendt’s mentor for her doctoral degree is Mark Cook, Ph.D., a professor of animal science in the UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.