October 13, 2023
Veterinary medicine students earn scholarships from national bovine association
Six Kansas State University veterinary medicine students received scholarship awards at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, or AABP, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Fourth-year students Paige Schmidt and Michaela Musselman and third-year student Chelsey Bieberle received the $5,000 Merck Animal Health Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support for students interested in dairy or beef veterinary medicine.
Two third-year students, Harrell Phillips III and Sierra Sheilt, received the $9,500 2023 Harold E. Amstutz Scholarship. The purpose of the Amstulz Scholarship is to identify and support the most superior students with a graduation year of 2024 or 2025 who demonstrate the character, knowledge, experience, motivation and potential to become outstanding bovine veterinarians in the United States and Canada who are prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century.
Fourth-year students Conrad Schelkopf and Schmidt both received the $7,500 Zoetis Foundation Scholarship. The purpose of the Zoetis Foundation Scholarship is to identify and support superior students in veterinary school with a graduation year of 2024 who demonstrate the character, knowledge, experience, motivation and potential to become outstanding bovine veterinarians in the United States who are prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century.
“I am always encouraged by the next generation of bovine veterinarians,” said AABP Executive Director Fred Gingrich. “These students are the future of bovine practice, and I am proud of the support that AABP and the AABP Foundation provide student members. We are thankful to Merck Animal Health, the Zoetis Foundation and our member donors for supporting these scholarship programs administered by the AABP Foundation.”
Third-year student Rachel Brown received second place for her research summary, “Association of Liver Abscess with Demographic Factors, Comorbidities, and Gastrointestinal Histologic Lesions in Feedlot Mortalities.” Sheilt received first place for her clinical case report, “Colic and pear-shaped abdominal distention in a 2-year-old Angus embryo donor heifer.”