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Four Promising New Horse Doctors Receive Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships 

Dec 3, 2018

Four recent veterinary graduates who have embarked on careers in equine medicine have received $4,000 scholarships from Zoetis and the AAEP Foundation. The awards were presented Dec. 3 at the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. 

Now in its sixth year, the Zoetis/AAEP Foundation scholarship program rewards graduating veterinary students for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals in equine practice. Since 2013, Zoetis has provided more than $135,000 in scholarships and other support to 30 graduates. 

Congratulations to the following 2018 recipients: 

  • Amanda Craven, DVM, University of Wisconsin 
  • Elisabeth Leahy, DVM, Michigan State University 
  • Heather Morrissey, DVM, University of Florida 
  • Taylor Powell, DVM, Texas A&M University 

In addition to the financial award, each recipient received a travel stipend to attend the annual convention and complimentary convention registration. 

Veterinary student applicants are nominated for the scholarships by representatives from their colleges. Each accredited college or school of veterinary medicine with an AAEP student chapter may use its own criteria to nominate a fourth-year veterinary student who plans to enter equine practice. 

“We are proud to honor these future equine veterinarians as part of the ongoing commitment from Zoetis to help ensure every horse receives the health and wellness care they deserve,” said Jeannie Jeffery, Zoetis equine business unit head. “We also recognize current veterinarians for their vital role in support of AAEP Foundation scholarships and their continued dedication to improving horse health.”   

For more information about this program and other scholarships offered through the AAEP Foundation, visit  

About Zoetis 
Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines, medicines and diagnostics, which are complemented by genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. 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 2017, the company generated annual revenue of $5.3 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit  

About the AAEP Foundation 
The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1994, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of horses. Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed more than $5.4 million to fulfill its vital mission.