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Creative Corner "Pennsylvania" 

By Emily Waggoner

Class of 2013

University of Georgia




Students- Remember to Apply for AVMF Scholarships by May 15th! 

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. One of their strategic initiatives is to provide scholarship programs to veterinary students, detailed below. Of immediate current interest is the AVMF Scholarship for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years - DUE MAY 15TH!

Visit their website to apply: 

Scholarships offered include:
1)       They partner with Pfizer Animal Health on one scholarship program. In 2010 this program provided 300 $2500 scholarships totaling $750,000

2)       The AVMF Scholarships are $1,000 awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students – THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION IS MAY 15!

3)       The Winn Feline Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship given to a 3rd or 4th year student with a keen interested in cat health

4)       The Food Animal Veterinary Recruitment and Retention Program (FAVRRP) was a pilot program in 2010 that awarded 5 debt repayment grants of up to $100,000 each to veterinarians agreeing to work in food animal medicine in an underserved area of the country for a period of 5 years.  Plans are underway for a similar program in 2011 and beyond.

Good luck to all applicants!


A Meaningful Spring Break 

By Madison McGee

Texas A & M University


I went with a local FFA group to the Houston livestock show for spring break 2011. Many

students have gone for veterinary related purposes, but I wanted to see the real meaning behind

these animals, the kids. They are the ones who put their time and heart into these animals and I

got to see the joy each time a student won and the tears each time they did not meet their goals.

This taught me more about the show than any amount of urine collecting. This same group then

turned around the next week to showed at the Brazos County livestock show and I never once

heard a complaint about feeding at 7am or standing in the heat.


Creative New Ways to Study Parasitology 

By Christina Parr

Class of 2013

University of Georgia

Known by her classmates as "Parrsquini" for her creative and helpful Parasitology study guides, Christina is sharing some with the whole Vet Gazette community!


Creative Corner 

By Kelleigh Waters

Atlantic Veterinary College

"Orange Peel Orca"