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Five Recent and Future Equine Veterinary Graduates to Receive $4,000 Zoetis/The Foundation for the Horse Scholarships

Nov 30, 2020

The Foundation for the Horse is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of $4,000 Zoetis/The Foundation for the Horse Scholarships:

  • Sarah Freeman, DVM, University of California, Davis Class of 2020 (intern at Tryon Equine Hospital, Columbus, N.C.)
  • Meredith Frey, DVM, Colorado State University Class of 2020 (intern at The Piedmont Equine Practice, The Plains, Va.)
  • Gabriella Kawahisa Piquini, Colorado State University Class of 2021
  • Adria Schlesman, University of Pennsylvania Class of 2021
  • Sara Tufts, North Carolina State University Class of 2021

Now in its eighth year, the Zoetis/The Foundation for the Horse scholarship program, managed through The Foundation for the Horse, rewards graduating veterinary students for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) student chapter, and their long-term goals in equine practice. Applicants must also have the support of AAEP members and their clinical instructors. This year, the program was open to both fourth-year veterinary students and recent graduates from the spring of 2020.

“We are proud to partner again with The Foundation to offer this opportunity benefiting new equine veterinarians,” said Jeannie Jeffery, Zoetis equine business unit head. “We are thankful for yet another chance to showcase Zoetis’ ongoing commitment to horse health and to the veterinary profession, especially during these challenging times.”

The awards will be presented Dec. 9 following part one of the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture during the 2020 AAEP Virtual Convention.

The AAEP Foundation, the forerunner of The Foundation for the Horse, established the Zoetis Scholarship in 2013. The award is made possible through gifts made by AAEP Educational Partner Zoetis.

For more information about this program and other scholarships offered through The Foundation for the Horse, visit foundationforthehorse.org.

About Zoetis

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines, vaccines, and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2019, the company generated annual revenue of $6.3 billion with approximately 10,600 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.

About The Foundation for the Horse

Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and Benevolence. Governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders, The Foundation awards over $700,000 annually in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit www.foundationforthehorse.org.