UF veterinary students honored with scholarships

Several University of Florida veterinary students were among those honored recently with scholarships from Zoetis and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. The scholarship recipients were named during the 42nd annual 2013 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) symposium in Baton Rouge.

A total of  $576,000 was distributed for 288 scholarships to sophomore and junior veterinary students from all over the United States and the Caribbean. Each student scholarship was for $2,000. More than 1,500 applicants were evaluated based on several criteria, including academic excellence, professional interests, financial need, diversity, leadership and potential for contribution to the veterinary profession, according to a press release from Zoetis.

“We hope to continue this scholarship in the future and look forward to our continued success in providing educational opportunities for students and support to their future veterinary careers,” said Dr.  Harvey Crumm, the company’s academic liaison for the United States.

UF’s veterinary student winners included:

  • Brooke Butler
  • Jacquelyn  Buonasera
  • Stephanie Kirchman
  • Landau Geoffrey
  • Jason Pearsall
  • Courtney Payne
  • Kelsey Vallario
  • Mark Belyeu
  • Kelly Cuthbert


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