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Zoetis’s 2021 veterinary student scholarship is now open

dvm360dvm360 October 2020
Volume 51
Issue 10

Second- and third-year student leaders are invited to apply for this $2000 scholarship by December 2, 2020.

Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) invite second- and third-year veterinary students at US and Caribbean schools to apply for a $2000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year.

“The AAVMC is proud to help new generations of veterinarians by partnering with Zoetis on this strategic effort,” says AAVMC Chief Executive Officer Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD, in a Zoetis release. “Scholarship support plays a significant role in the success and wellbeing of our DVM students and we’re extremely grateful to Zoetis for the investment they’re making in the future of the profession.”

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

Now in its 12th year, the Zoetis Veterinary Scholarship Program has awarded more than 3,600 scholarships totaling more than $7 million, according to the release. With the student debt load averaging over $170,000,according to AAVMC’s 2018-2019 annual report, Zoetis says it’s happy to help relieve some of this financial burden.

“This award has helped ease veterinary education-related financial debt and in many cases, enabled students to participate in experiential learning opportunities such as externships,” says Christine Jenkins, DVM, DACVIM, chief medical officer and vice president of veterinary medical services and outcomes research at Zoetis, in the release.

Winners will be announced in March at the 2021 Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Interested students can apply now through December 2, 2020, using the VETVANCE mobile app.

To learn more about the scholarship go here.

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