Student receives two scholarships from bovine group

Kelsey Arellano

Kelsey Arellano

A fourth-year student at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine has received two key scholarships from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

Kelsey Arellano received a 2016 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship and an AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award, sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

Each scholarship was in the amount of $5,000.

The AABP Foundation-Zoetis scholarship also covered transportation and housing for Arellano at the 49th Annual Conference of the AABP, which was held September 15-17 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Arellano plans to go into private practice, focusing on the cow-calf industry when she graduates in May 2017.

“The AABP has been a great way for me to learn about relevant research and to network within the bovine veterinary industry,” she said. “The scholarship opportunities offered by AABP, Zoetis and Merck are unbelievably encouraging. These scholarships will significantly reduce the financial burden of the overwhelming cost of veterinary school.”

Arellano added that she would be sure to “pay it forward” in her professional future as a veterinarian.


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