dvm360® announces 2021 veterinary student ambassadors

March 11, 2021
dvm360 Staff
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The goal of the Student Ambassador Program is to amplify communication between veterinary students and the industry.

dvm360® is excited to welcome 55 veterinary students from around the world to our Student Ambassador Program. This new program, led by 2020 graduates Trusten Moore, DVM, and Danny Sack, DVM, is designed to elevate student voices and foster networking opportunities. Ambassadors will be contributing to our platform through articles, video, and networking with other students and key opinion leaders.

“I wanted to help create a space where student voices could be heard in the profession. After all, [our] current veterinary students are the future of this profession,” says Moore. “Let’s uplift, encourage and help them succeed!”

At least 1 student representative from each AVMA-accredited veterinary school was selected by Moore and Sack and will be featured on dvm360.com and in dvm360® magazine. All ambassadors will also receive exposure on our social media platforms, complimentary admission to a dvm360® conference of their choice, and access to industry thought leaders.

This year’s student ambassadors and their colleges:

  • Adinda Rana Fauziah: IPB University
  • Aishwarya Chitnis: Purdue University
  • Aliisa Peura: University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • Ambre Malarbet: CEU Cardenal Herrera University (Valencia, Spain)
  • Ashley Genetti: University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Ashley Hennequin: Lincoln Memorial University
  • Ava McPhail: University of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Brian Gleaves: University of Tennessee
  • Brittney Kilgore: St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies)
  • Carolyne Ricardo: University of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Catherine Walsh: Ross University (Basseterre, Saint Kitts, and Nevis)
  • Chris Hollingsworth: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Christian Capobianco: North Carolina State University
  • Courtney Babcock Borden: Kansas State University
  • Dana Tsuchida: Oregon State University
  • Danielle Lancer: University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Dave Reinniel Catolico: Central Luzon State University (Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines)
  • De’Shonna Jones: University of Missouri
  • Gabby Rands: Mississippi State University
  • Grant Gilbert: University of Pennsylvania
  • Harris Fitzgerel: Tufts University
  • Hayley Hunt: Iowa State University
  • Ioli Tzavara: University of Forestry (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Indira Rojas Rivera: Ross University (Basseterre, Saint Kitts, and Nevis)
  • Jeffrey Lowenthal: University of California, Davis
  • Jessi Doshier: Western University of Health Sciences
  • Jessica Hirsch: Tufts University
  • Jessica Im: University of Georgia
  • John Delgado: Tuskegee University
  • Jove Jacob: Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Bikaner, India)
  • Juancho Orjuela: University of Guelph (Canada)
  • Katie Hiskes: University of Illinois
  • Kayla Bergeson: University of Minnesota
  • Kellie Purucker: Michigan State University
  • Laci Taylor: Cornell University
  • Lianne Mellin: University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Mahima Gulati: Mumbai Veterinary College (India)
  • Marizza Kachelhoffer: University of Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Megan Kuhtreiber: University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Mehal Punjabi: Mumbai Veterinary College (India)
  • Michele Munkhaugen-Reyes: Auburn University
  • Muskaan Gumber: Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Thrissur, India)
  • Nada Blagojevic: University of Adelaide (Roseworthy, Australia)
  • Nia Powell: North Carolina State University
  • Rachel Ellerd: Texas A&M University
  • Rachel Schneider: St. Matthew’s University (Grand Cayman)
  • Sara Beth Speziok: University of Florida
  • Seyit İslam Yılmaz: Bursa Uludag University (Bursa, Turkey)
  • Simone Spence: The Royal Veterinary College (London, England)
  • Stacey Thomas: University of Arizona
  • Sudesh Thapa: Agriculture and Forestry University (Bharatpur, Nepal)
  • Swarangee Chavan: Mumbai Veterinary College (India)
  • Thomas Kile: Washington State University
  • Victor Piceno: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City)
  • Zaida Gomez: Long Island University

“We have an incredible, diverse group of motivated veterinary students from around the world,” says Sack. “I am so proud of our student ambassadors and excited to see the amazing content these students produce as members of our inaugural class of dvm360® student representatives!”

dvm360®'s chief medical officer, Adam Christman, DVM, MBA agrees: "We are beyond thrilled and ecstatic to have such a talented group of diverse and inclusive professionals that can truly help pave the way for veterinary medicine," he says. "Our profession is that much brighter with these rising doctors in it. We can't wait for them to share their stories, insight, and experiences in this wonderful world of veterinary medicine!"

If you’re interested in becoming a student ambassador, apply here.

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