According to the global animal health company Zoetis, nearly 1,500 applications from second- and third-year students were received from colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. and Caribbean. From those applications, 353 recipients were selected for the award.
Zoetis partners with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) to award veterinary students who are making outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession and to the overall well-being and medical care of animals.
Recipients were announced at the March Student Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and the names of the recipients were displayed at the Zoetis Booth during the SAVMA Convention. More than 40 RUSVM students attended the annual SAVMA symposium this year.
RUSVM Awardee, Ms. Jamie Walkush, 4th Semester, expressed excitement over the win and said she was proud to see her name on the board of recipients at the SAVMA Symposium. “I plan to use the money to help fund an externship in Emergency Medicine in the States.”
For veterinary students interested in applying for next year’s scholarship, visit the AAVMC website.
2016 RUSVM Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship awardees:
· Sara Bresse (5th Semester)
· Morgan Elmore (4th Semester)
· Natalie Lord (6th Semester)
· Jamie Walkush (4th Semester)
· Irene Yen (7th Semester)