October 01, 2012


 AVMF scholarship winners announced

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation announced Aug. 5 during its board of directors meeting in San Diego the 18 recipients of scholarships it handed out this year through its 2012 Veterinary Student Scholarship program. Each student won $1,000.
The awardees and their career interests are as follows:
  • Kristin Bohling (ISU-UNL ’14), food animal medicine—cattle.
  • Sharon Ostermann (CAL ’13), shelter medicine.
  • Travis Vlietstra (ISU ’14), mixed animal medicine.
  • Candace Wimbish (OKL ’14), U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.
  • Samantha McGill (WIS ’14), mixed animal medicine.
  • Kathleen Kraska (ORS ’13), public health.
  • Chelsea Crawford (WIS ’15), food animal medicine.
  • Todd Marlo (IL ’13), mixed animal medicine.
  • Katrina Castaneda (CAL ’13), small animal medicine.
  • Dana Lieu (WSU ’15), production animal medicine.
  • Heidi Pecoraro (COL ’14), academia—clinician and researcher.
  • Danielle Botting (MIN ’14), swine medicine.
  • Braidee Foote (CAL ’13), equine medicine.
  • Lu Dao (UCD ’13), food animal medicine.
  • Kelsey Shaw (COR ’14), public health.
  • Julia Herman (COL ’15), research and community outreach.
  • Heidi Broadley (TUF ’13), shelter medicine.
  • Megan Mathias (NCU ’14), mixed animal medicine.
The Winn Feline Scholarship, awarded by the AVMF in the amount of $2,500, went to Alison McKay (ORS ’13), who is interested in feline medicine.
The scholarship is paired with the AVMF/Winn Excellence in Feline Research Award, presented Aug. 7 during the AVMA Annual Convention (see page 833). Dr. Niels Pedersen won this year’s award and the accompanying $2,500.
The two awards are designed to promote and encourage feline health studies by established veterinary research scientists and those entering this field of study.
And the AVMF/American Kennel Club Career Achieve­ment Award in Canine Research went to Dr. Edward Feldman of Berkeley, Calif.
For more information about the AVMF’s scholarship programs, visit www.avmf.org.