Zoetis Foundation and AVMF launches inaugural veterinary technician scholarship
The Zoetis Foundation Veterinary Technician Scholarship Program will provide thousands of dollars to up to 270 students
Zoetis Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) announced they are launching a new scholarship program that will help students in veterinary technician programs. Through this partnership, Zoetis Foundation will fund the scholarship and the AVMF will manage the program by selecting and notifying the students selected for the program.
“The Zoetis Foundation is thrilled to support the AVMF through a grant to recognize student leadership and promote diversity among future veterinary technicians by helping to offset the significant costs associated with education,” said Jeannette Ferran Astorga, Zoetis executive vice president of corporate affairs, communications, and sustainability and president of the Zoetis Foundation, in an organizational release,1 “The new scholarships advance our commitments to veterinary education and support for people who care for animals.”
According to the release, the scholarship will give $1,000 to up to 270 veterinary technician students. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria1:
- Be enrolled full-time in an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities–accredited program in the United States, including Puerto Rico.
- Be in good academic standing
The Zoetis Foundation Veterinary Technician Scholarship program will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2022, and will close on October 7, 2022. Those selected for the scholarship will be notified by the end of 2022.
“We are honored for the opportunity to partner with the Zoetis Foundation in supporting our veterinary technicians through the creation of the Zoetis Foundation Veterinary Technician Scholarship,” said José Arce, DVM, chair of the AVMF and immediate past president of the AVMA, in the release.
“Veterinary technicians are an integral part of veterinary medicine, and our animal care teams and these scholarships will allow veterinary technology students to cover some of the costs associated with their education,” he continued.1
Zoetis Foundation, AVMF create scholarships for veterinary technician students. News release. American Veterinary Medical Association. August 18, 2022. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.avma.org/news/zoetis-foundation-avmf-create-scholarships-veterinary-technician-students