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Four Promising New Veterinarians Receive Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships

May 2, 2017

Four soon to be veterinary graduates of 2017 committed to careers in equine medicine have been selected to receive $4,000 scholarships from Zoetis and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The awards will be presented during the Nov. 19 scholarship ceremonies, held in conjunction with the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The Zoetis/AAEP Foundation scholarship program, now in its fifth year, rewards graduating veterinary students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals. More than $115,000 in scholarships and support has been provided to 26 graduates thanks to Zoetis since 2013.

Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients:

Sarah Colmer, University of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Davids, University of Florida
Molly Viner, University of California, Davis
Katie Weber, University of Wisconsin

In addition to the financial award, each recipient will receive a travel stipend to attend the annual convention, complimentary convention registration, and a ticket to the AAEP Foundation Celebration.

Veterinary student applicants are nominated for the scholarships by representatives from their colleges. In addition to academic excellence, recipients are evaluated on their leadership abilities and involvement in activities benefiting the health and welfare of horses. 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.

“As an AAEP educational partner, we are delighted to honor these exceptional graduating veterinary students who have taken a special interest in equine medicine,” said Douglas Braun, DVM, MBA, Director, US Customer Loyalty, Zoetis. “We also recognize the vital role our dedicated clinicians play in sponsoring these scholarships, and we are pleased to continue supporting the leadership established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the AAEP Foundation.”

For more information about AAEP Foundation scholarship programs, please 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 and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, 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 2016, the company generated annual revenue of $4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit

About AAEP Foundation

The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created in 1994, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of the horse. Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed more than $3.7 million to support its mission. For more information, visit