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Pfizer Animal Health, American Association of Bovine Practitioners Award Scholarships to 23 Veterinary Students

September 26, 2011

More than $300,000 awarded to 63 students since 2009.

MADISON, N.J. — Twenty-three veterinary medicine students received financial support through the 2011 AABP Foundation-Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund, Pfizer Animal Health and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Foundation announced today.

“Our ongoing partnership with Pfizer Animal Health on this scholarship program has provided much needed financial support for our veterinary students,” says M. Gatz Riddell Jr., DVM, executive vice president, AABP. “The cost of college can be a significant hurdle for the success of veterinary students, and we want to offer students the opportunity to focus on their studies and future careers, not the cost of tuition.”

This year, the AABP Foundation and Pfizer Animal Health presented 23 students from across the nation with a $5,000 scholarship at the AABP Annual Conference held Sept. 21 to 24 in St. Louis, Mo. Travel and lodging costs also were provided to the scholarship recipients to attend the AABP Annual Conference. In the last three years, the AABP Foundation – Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund has awarded $315,000 in scholarships to 63 veterinary students. 

The 2011 scholarship recipients are:

·                     Elisha Adkins, Oregon State University

·                     Nicholas Barbu, Michigan State University

·                     Curtis Beidel, University of Pennsylvania

·                     Joshua Boyden, Cornell University

·                     Matt Brewer, Iowa State University

·                     Maranda Gonzalez, The Ohio State University

·                     Nika Grigsby, University of Florida

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