Zoetis, AAVMC announce 315 scholarships to vet Students

The winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program were presented at the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association

Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the winners of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program.

The program awarded 315 scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students during the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference. An additional 24 scholarships were awarded through partnerships with American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP).

“Veterinary medical students will play a vital role in caring for animals and ensuring public health,” said Christine Jenkins, DVM, DACVIM, chief veterinary medical officer of U.S. Operations at Zoetis. “Zoetis is committed to the veterinary community and the animals in their care.”

The scholarships recognize veterinary students who are already demonstrating academic excellence, a strong commitment to veterinary medicine and leadership.

“By awarding these scholarships, we hope to not only lessen the financial burden felt by many of these students, but to encourage every recipient to focus on their future and become leaders in the field,” Jenkins added.

The scholarship program operates as part of Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians, a platform created by Zoetis to support leadership and diversity among future veterinarians while also helping to offset the significant costs associated with a veterinary education.

“Partnering with Zoetis enables us to help veterinary students offset the increasing costs of a medical education while providing these students with opportunities that might have otherwise been beyond their means,” said Dr. Andrew Maccabe, chief executive officer of the AAVMC. “These scholarships offer a way for students to manage every day expenses or study in-depth some of the most critical challenges our industry faces.”

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