March 10, 2021
Rachel Patton, who is set to graduate from Ohio State University in 2022, is a recent recipient of a veterinary scholarship. Merck Animal Health partnered with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation to sponsor the 2021 recipients of the AASVF/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student scholarships.
“At our core, we are committed to investing in veterinary students who are the future leaders in advancing the science of healthier animals,” says Justin Welsh, DVM, executive director, livestock technical services, Merck Animal Health. “Through our partnership with AASVF, we are helping to build students’ knowledge of swine health and well-being as they prepare for a career in this important field.”
“The Merck Veterinary Student Scholarship Program has been instrumental in expanding the AASV Foundation’s mission to develop veterinary students into swine veterinarians,” says Harry Snelson, DVM, AASV executive director.
“The scholarships have a direct and immediate impact on the awardees by helping veterinary students address the financial challenges related to the tuition and fees involved in veterinary education. It is especially rewarding for the members of the AASV Foundation to see that Merck Animal Health shares their values of support for future swine veterinarians.”
The 2021 recipients of the $5,000 scholarship were announced March 1. In addition to Patton, they include:
Hayley Bowling, University of Saskatchewan, Class of 2023
Tyler Dick, University of Minnesota, Class of 2022
Katyann Graham, Iowa State University, Class of 2023
Isaac Goldner, University of Illinois, Class of 2023
Anthony Holowka, Lincoln Memorial University, Class of 2022
Madison Kapraun, University of Illinois, Class of 2022
Kristofer Kovach, Iowa State University, Class of 2023
Seth Melson, University of Minnesota, Class of 2023
Sydney Simmons, North Carolina State University, Class of 2023
The recipients were announced at the 52nd annual AASV meeting, which was held virtually because of COVID-19.
Second- and third-year students enrolled in American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited or recognized colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean Islands are eligible for the scholarship. Learn more at aasv.org.
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