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Recent Veterinary Graduate Receives NWPVMA Equine Symposium Scholarship

Dec 3, 2018

Sarah Appleby, DVM, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, received the Northwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (NWPVMA) Equine Symposium Scholarship by the AAEP Foundation for her academic excellence, as well as leadership in her school and AAEP student chapter. She accepted her $4,000 award Dec. 3 at the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. 

In additional to the financial award, Dr. Appleby received a travel stipend and complimentary convention registration. 

Veterinary student applicants are nominated for the scholarship 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.  

The scholarship award from the NWPVMA Equine Symposium is available thanks to the quality of the equine veterinarian speakers that have drawn the generous support of its corporate and local financial sponsors, as well as outstanding attendance throughout the 13 years the symposium has been held.  

“On behalf of the many sponsors, the 1,500-plus individual participants, and all those who assisted in the success of the NWPVMA Equine Symposiums, as Equine Symposium Coordinator, I am pleased to be able to present this scholarship through the AAEP Foundation to Sarah Appleby, an exceptional future equine veterinarian,” said David V. Medic, DVM, of Clarks Mills, Pa.  

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

About the Northwestern PVMA Equine Symposium 
The Northwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Equine Symposium was initiated in 2006 to provide local area horse owners with an outstanding educational and personal experience through lectures given by some of the world’s most knowledgeable and recognized equine veterinarians. That inaugural event was a huge success and was subsequently extended the next year to a two-day affair. Veterinarians, farriers, students and staff attended on day one. Horse owners, trainers and the equine-loving public were the predominant audience attending the second day. The two-day Equine Symposium has been held annually since, with each attendee treated as though the day’s events were produced especially for them. 

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.