Purdue Students Among 2019 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award Recipients

Friday, March 29, 2019

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A total of eight Purdue veterinary students were honored at this year’s annual SAVMA Symposium as recipients of the 2019 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Awards.  The awards are given to second- and third-year students at colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. and Caribbean on the basis of academic excellence, leadership, and financial need, as well as efforts to meet the ongoing needs of the veterinary profession in the areas of diversity, sustainability, and mixed/rural medicine practice.

Congratulations to the following Purdue recipients of the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award:

DVM Class of 2020

  • Anne Marshall
  • Casey Schuelke
  • Jessica White
  • Jesse Whitfield

DVM Class of 2021

  • Zhané Brown
  • Wyatt Krom
  • Jonathan Richardson
  • Sarah Wunderlich

This year over 1,400 applications from second- and third-year students were received for the scholarship program, which is conducted as a collaboration between Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).  From those applications, 315 recipients were selected to receive $630,000 cumulatively in scholarships.  In a joint statement released by Zoetis and the AAVMC, Dr. Christine Jenkins, Zoetis chief medical officer and vice president for veterinary medical services and outcomes research U.S., said Zoetis is very pleased to be able to financially reward dedicated veterinary students who are already making outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession and to the overall well-being and medical care of animals. This is the ninth year for this program and Zoetis has donated over $6.7 million toward scholarships.  The names of the 2019 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship recipients were displayed at the Zoetis booth during the annual SAVMA Symposium, which was held March 9-11 at the University of Georgia. 

The 2020 Veterinary Student Scholar Award program is expected to launch in early October 2019.  The AAVMC said it is pleased to have the opportunity to support the Zoetis commitment to reward dedicated veterinary students who are making outstanding contributions to the future of the veterinary profession.  Click here for more information about the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship program.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

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