Zoetis and AAVMC seek applications for 2017 veterinary school scholarships

October 25, 2016

Application period for Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Award runs through November 30, 2016.

Zoetis and the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have partnered to invite veterinary students in their second and third year of study in the United States and Caribbean to apply for the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Award, according to a company release. Each scholarship is worth $2,000 and is applicable to the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Students can apply at Vetvance, an online resource for veterinary students and recent graduates, through November 30, 2016.

“Zoetis has always been committed to meeting the unmet needs of veterinarians, and that includes helping aspiring veterinary students as they pursue their passion and profession,” says Christine Jenkins, DVM, DACVIM, chief veterinary medical officer at Zoetis, in the release. “We receive many letters from the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship winners each year and we are amazed to hear how these scholarships have enabled them to achieve their DVM degree.”

Eligibility criteria include academic excellence, financial need, diversity, sustainability, leadership and career interest. Scholarships will be awarded to students in all areas of professional interest, including food animal medicine, small animal clinical medicine, research, government services, public health and organized veterinary medicine, the release states.

“The AAVMC is proud to help prepare new generations of veterinarians as they pursue a promising career,” says Andrew Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD, chief executive officer of the AAVMC. “Our long-standing relationship with Zoetis has enabled us to award scholarships to many exceptional veterinary students through the years-and give them the financial support to pave their path for success.”

To date, the program has awarded more than $5.2 million in scholarships to more than 2,400 students. To learn more, and to apply, visit vetvance.com or vetvance.com/opportunities to get started.