September 01, 2007

 

 AVMF announces scholarship recipients - September 1, 2007

 
posted August 15, 2007
 

During its July board meeting, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation announced the 2007 recipients of the Mildred C. Sylvester Scholarship. The Foundation received more than 94 applications from veterinary students interested in the fund. While an overwhelming number of deserving students demonstrated stellar academic achievements and noble volunteer activities, the Foundation reported, only 13 were presented with the $2,000 award.

The winners are as follows:

  • Kaitlyn Bender—a second-year veterinary student at Oklahoma State University who aims to focus on small animal and equine emergency medicine
  • Kate E. Breyer—a second-year student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who is working on a master's degree in public health in addition to her veterinary degree, and is seeking a career in regulatory veterinary medicine and disaster preparedness
  • Holly Brown—a second-year veterinary student at Louisiana State University who seeks a career in shelter medicine that will allow her to establish and improve disaster preparedness programs
  • Elisa Ermilio—a second-year veterinary student at Cornell University who is interested in food production and small animal medicine
  • Maureen Carolyn Gates—a first-year veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania who seeks a career in public health and epidemiology
  • Tanya Giannantonio—a first-year veterinary student at Iowa State University who seeks a career in shelter medicine
  • William F. Gilsenan III—a third-year veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania who seeks a career in rural area medicine, specifically dairy production medicine and food safety
  • Katharine Ho—a second-year veterinary student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who seeks a career in animal emergency medicine
  • Marcy MacMillan—a third-year veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania who seeks a career in small animal medicine
  • Katherine M. Murphy—a third-year veterinary student at Cornell University who seeks a career in public health, food safety, and regulatory veterinary medicine
  • Zenithson Ng—a third-year veterinary student at Cornell University who wishes to pursue a career in shelter medicine that will allow him to promote responsible pet ownership and disaster preparedness
  • Laura M. Rath—a second-year veterinary student at Cornell University who seeks a career in food animal medicine, particularly involving food safety and biosecurity
  • Kevin Simmons—a second-year veterinary student at Tuskegee University who wishes to pursue a career in animal health studies

The mission of the AVMF is to advance the care of animals, with an emphasis on disaster preparedness and response and animal health studies. To learn more, visit www.avmf.org.