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WASHINGTON, D.C, March 15, 2022 – The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is pleased to announce a $1.875 million grant awarded from the Zoetis Foundation. Dr. Christine Jenkins, U.S. Chief Medical Officer and V.P. of Veterinary Medical Services & Outcomes Research for Zoetis Inc., made a special announcement of this award at the 2022 Catalyze AAVMC Conference in Washington, DC.
The Zoetis Foundation was established in 2021 to advance opportunities for veterinarians and farmers around the world. The Zoetis Foundation has committed to providing AAVMC with a $1.875 million grant to fund the 2023 Zoetis Foundation/AAVMC Veterinary Student Scholarship, supporting 263 2nd and 3rd year veterinary students equating to $7,000 in funding per student. This scholarship program will address the issue of student debt as well as the need to foster diversity in the veterinary profession. Zoetis Inc. previously funded scholarships for AAVMC, and this Foundation grant will triple Zoetis Inc.’s previous support to provide students increased scholarship funds.
The application process will be open to students starting in October 2022. Please be sure to visit the AAVMC website for more information. The Zoetis Foundation’s 2023 grantees will provide greater access to education and mental wellness resources, expand veterinary debt relief, support diversity and inclusion efforts, and help enable thriving livelihoods for veterinarians and farmers.
“We are grateful for the continued support and partnership of Zoetis and the Zoetis Foundation. As a champion for diversity and inclusion focused on advancing the veterinary medical profession, this funding from the Foundation will be instrumental in helping us further education development and increase wellbeing,” says Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, CEO of AAVMC.
More information on the scholarship application process will be available at https://www.aavmc.org/programs/education/ in the next coming months.
About The AAVMC
The member institutions of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include Council on Education (COE) accredited veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.
About Zoetis Foundation
The Zoetis Foundation supports communities and the people who care for animals, with a specific focus on advancing opportunities for veterinarians and farmers around the world. The Foundation’s grantmaking and strategic efforts help provide access to education and mental wellness resources, expand veterinary debt relief, support diversity and inclusion efforts, and enable thriving livelihoods by funding programs that help veterinary practices and livestock farmers adopt sustainable business practices. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit: www.zoetisfoundation.org.