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Pfizer Animal Health announces 2011 veterinary scholarship recipients

Pfizer Animal Health Published on 11 April 2011

As part of its ongoing commitment to invest in the future of the veterinary profession, Pfizer Animal Health announced the recipients of its second annual student scholarship program. Pfizer awarded $2,500 each to 300 second- and third-year veterinary students at accredited universities throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean, for a total of $750,000.

A total of 1,562 students applied for the scholarship. Students were chosen based on several criteria, including academic excellence, professional interests (small animal, large, mixed, research, academia, etc.), diversity, leadership and potential for contribution to the veterinary profession. Of the total group of 2011 scholars, 32 percent are students from diverse backgrounds, 50 percent are studying to practice food and mixed animal veterinary medicine, 35 percent will go into small animal practice and the remainder will go into other areas, such as academia, research and public practice. Click here for a list of scholarship recipients.

The program is part of a three-year, $2 million initiative that Pfizer Animal Health created in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), which administers the funds. Its goal is to support students from a myriad of socio-economic backgrounds studying across a diverse array of species and veterinary disciplines.  end_mark

—From Pfizer Animal Health news release