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Future Swine Practitioners Win Fellowships from AASVF and Merck Animal Health

The recipients were announced at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the AASV.

Merck Animal Health has partnered with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation (AASVF) to sponsor the 2022 recipients of the AASVF/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Scholarships. The AASVF is the charitable arm of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, an organization with approximately 1300 members worldwide.

“Through our partnership with the AASVF, we are helping to build students’ knowledge of swine health and welfare as they prepare for a career in this important field,” said Justin Welsh, DVM, executive director of animal husbandry technical services, Merck Animal Health, in a company press release.

Second and third year students enrolled in colleges of veterinary medicine accredited or recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean Islands are eligible for the scholarship .

The 2022 winners were announced at the AASV’s 53rd Annual Meeting on February 28, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and they each received a $5,000 scholarship. The winners include the following people:

  • McKenna Brinning, Iowa State University, Class of 2024
  • Lucas Buehler, Ohio State University, Class of 2023
  • Sam Gerrard, Virginia-Maryland Regional CVM, Class of 2023
  • Hannah Lathom, North Carolina State University, Class of 2024
  • Lindsay Miller, University of Minnesota, Class of 2023
  • Justin Moeller, Ohio State University, Class of 2023
  • Kyle Nisley, Iowa State University, Class of 2023
  • Katie Parker, Iowa State University, Class of 2024
  • Kaci Way, Ohio State University, Class of 2024
  • Allyson Witt, Iowa State University, Class of 2023

Reference

Merck Animal Health supports future pig practitioners through a partnership with AASVF. Press release. Merck Animal Health. March 1, 2022. Accessed March 1, 2022. https://www.merck-animal-health-usa.com/newsroom/merck-animal-health-supports-future-swine-practitioners-through-partnership-with-aasvf