(SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS) August 18, 2022—A new scholarship program to support students in veterinary technician programs was announced today by the Zoetis Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).
The Zoetis Foundation Veterinary Technician Scholarship program will provide $1,000 scholarships to up to 270 students. This program is funded by a grant from the Zoetis Foundation and will be managed by the AVMF.
"The Zoetis Foundation is thrilled to support the AVMF through a grant to recognize student leadership and promote diversity among future veterinary technicians by helping to offset the significant costs associated with education," said Jeannette Ferran Astorga, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability at Zoetis and President of the Zoetis Foundation. "The new scholarships advance our commitments to veterinary education and support for people who care for animals."
"We are honored for the opportunity to partner with the Zoetis Foundation in supporting our veterinary technicians through the creation of the Zoetis Foundation Veterinary Technician Scholarship," said Dr. Jose Arce, Chair of the AVMF and Immediate Past President of the American Veterinary Medical Association. "Veterinary technicians are an integral part of veterinary medicine and our animal care teams, and these scholarships will allow veterinary technology students to cover some of the costs associated with their education."
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology, veterinary nursing or animal health technology program in the United States or Puerto Rico, and be in good academic standing according to their institution's policies. To apply, eligible students must visit VetVance.com. The application period is from September 1-October 7, 2022. For more information about the scholarship program and criteria, please visit avmf.org/scholarships.