AAEP Foundation, Zoetis Award Scholarships to New Vets

Nine veterinary graduates of 2014 committed to careers in equine health care received $4,000 scholarships from Zoetis and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation during the AAEP’s Focus on Sport Horses and Focus on Students summer meetings, taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, July 19-22.

The annual Zoetis/AAEP Foundation 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. These $4,000 awards are available thanks to the donations of Zoetis customers who participated in the Industry Support Program, who designated that a portion of their product purchases be used for scholarships for AAEP student members.

Recipients include:

  • Gina Camarata, DVM, Tufts University
  • Rebecca (Becky) Gilday, DVM, University of Saskatchewan
  • Christy Jones, DVM, Ohio State University
  • Kathryn Livesey, DVM, University of Wisconsin
  • Daniela Luethy, DVM, University of California, Davis
  • Marianne Marshall, DVM, Colorado State University
  • Chia (Joy) Tseng, DVM, Cornell University
  • Jesse Tyma, DVM, Cornell University
  • Kami Vickerman, DVM, University of Minnesota

“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 Douglas Braun, DVM, MBA, veterinary marketing manager with the veterinary and reseller marketing group 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.”

Veterinary student applicants are nominated for the scholarships by representatives from their colleges. In addition to academic excellence, recipients are evaluated on their leadership abilities and involvement in activities benefiting the health and welfare of horses. Each accredited college or school of veterinary medicine with an AAEP student chapter can use its own criteria to nominate fourth-year veterinary students who plan to enter equine practice.

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