The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Pfizer Animal Health announce the launch of the AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship, aimed toward providing veterinary students with the opportunity to receive one of several scholarships.
“These scholarships, which come at a time when the large animal veterinarian industry is experiencing a shortage, will help recruit outstanding students for careers in bovine veterinary medicine,” says Gatz Riddell, veterinarian and executive vice president for AABP.
“Veterinarians represent an integral role in the cattle industry because they help ensure a safe and wholesome food supply. Exposing the younger generation to large animal medicine becomes such a crucial component in the survivability and success of the profession as well as, the industry,” says Roger Saltman, DVM, director of cattle veterinary operations at Pfizer Animal Health.
Offered to third-year veterinary students in the United States, the scholarship program will support students interested in food animal medicine. As part of the scholarship, recipients will receive a travel stipend to the September AABP conference in Omaha, Neb.
The scholarship application process will be open from April 3 to June 15. Applicants must provide information regarding their cattle industry background and provide answers to several essay questions pertaining to the role of large animal veterinarians in today’s society. Applicants must be students enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and must be in their third year of the veterinary curriculum at the time of application.
An electronic application is available at: www.aabp.org
For more information about the program, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 269-2227.
Source: Pfizer Animal Health