Zoetis calls on vet students to apply for 2017 scholarships

Zoetis is calling on second- and third-year vet students to apply for the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Award

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Zoetis Inc., in partnership with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), is calling on second- and third-year veterinary students in the U.S. and Caribbean to apply for the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Award.

Each scholarship is $2,000 and applicable to the upcoming 2017 to 2018 school term. Interested students can apply at VETVANCE, an online resource for veterinary students and recent graduates. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2016.

“Zoetis has always been committed to meeting the unmet needs of veterinarians, and that includes helping aspiring veterinary students as they pursue their passion and profession,” said Dr. Christine Jenkins, chief veterinary medical officer at Zoetis. “We receive many letters from the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship winners each year and we are amazed to hear how these scholarships have enabled them to achieve their DVM degree.”

Eligibility criteria include academic excellence, financial need, diversity, sustainability, leadership and career interest.

According to the company, scholarships will be awarded to students in all areas of professional interest, including food animal medicine, small animal clinical medicine, research, government services, public health, and organized veterinary medicine.

“The AAVMC is proud to help prepare new generations of veterinarians as they pursue a promising career,” said Dr. Andrew Maccabe chief executive officer of the AAVMC. “Our long-standing relationship with Zoetis has enabled us to award scholarships to many exceptional veterinary students through the years — and give them the financial support to pave their path for success.”

For more information, go to VETVANCE website.

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