The Simmons Educational Fund announced in February Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences student Daniel Brown had been awarded the National Business Aptitude Award.
The award is given to fourth-year students to bring attention to the importance of business education in veterinary practice. This year’s case study was to present a new marketing plan for a veterinary practice. Brown was selected from among 30 national and international candidates.
The SEF awarded Brown $15,000 and a trip to the North American Veterinary Community Conference in Orlando, Fla., this past January.
“The SEF business case competition gave me a great opportunity to work through a real-life scenario and put together a plan for marketing a practice,” Brown said. “I know a lot more now than I did just a few months ago about online marketing and feel confident I’ll get to apply a lot of what I learned in the not-so-distant future.”
Brown plans on moving to the San Francisco Bay Area after receiving his DVM degree to work with his father at a small animal practice.
The SEF is a nonprofit corporation founded in 2002 to educate practitioners and students about the business of veterinary medicine.