Four 2013 veterinary graduates will be awarded $4,000 scholarships from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and Zoetis during the Focus on Students summer meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 4-6, 2013.
The annual scholarships reward graduating veterinary students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and chapter, and their long-term goals.
The recipients include: Megan Hays, VMD, University of Pennsylvania; Alicia Yocom, DVM, University of California, Davis; Shannon Smith, DVM, Cornell University; and Amy Cook, DVM, Iowa State University.
Veterinary student applicants are nominated for the scholarships by representatives from their colleges. Students are also evaluated on their leadership abilities and involvement in activities benefiting the health and welfare of horses.
The awards are available through the donations of Zoetis' veterinarian customers who participated in the Industry Support Program this spring. The program allows the veterinarians to designate that a portion of their product purchases be used for AAEP scholarships.
"As an AAEP educational partner, we are delighted to honor these exceptional graduating veterinary students who have taken a special interest in equine medicine," said Doug Braun, DVM, marketing manager at Zoetis.
"We also recognize the vital role our dedicated customers play in sponsoring these scholarships, and we are pleased to continue supporting the leadership established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the AAEP Foundation," he said.
For more information about this scholarship program, please visit the AAEP Foundation's website.