“Receiving the scholarship helped financially support my dream of becoming a large-animal veterinarian,” Adams says. “Pfizer Animal Health is investing in me, in my future and in animal agriculture to make our country’s food supply the best it can be.”
Pfizer Animal Health is committed to supporting the future of large-animal veterinarians and that support starts long before a veterinarian is in practice, according to Doug Braun, DVM, veterinary segment manager, Strategic Initiatives Marketing, Pfizer Animal Health.
“The financial support we provide to veterinary students today translates into a more robust and sustainable veterinary community tomorrow,” Braun says.
Funding for the scholarships is provided by the Pfizer Animal Health FFA and AABP Foundation Support Program, a unique partnership with veterinarians, animal health suppliers and dealers. The program offered a 1 percent rebate on Pfizer Animal Health cattle products from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2011. Participating partners were able to direct funds to any local FFA chapter(s) or the AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund.
The AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund is a component of Pfizer Animal Health’s Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform—which offers support through training and education, research and development, investing in the future of the veterinary profession, and philanthropy.