The Foundation for the Horse has awarded $5,000 Zoetis Foundation Scholarships to five exceptional veterinary students pursuing a future career in equine practice:

  • Jessica Conner, Western University of Health Sciences, class of 2023
  • Hannah Fain, Colorado State University, class of 2023
  • Meghan Marner, Iowa State University, class of 2022
  • Deianira Smith, University of Arizona, class of 2023
  • Bailey Ziegler, Iowa State University, class of 2022

Established in 2013, this scholarship program was funded by Zoetis, Inc. for eight years. Now in 2021 the Zoetis Foundation granted funding for the program, which rewards veterinary students at colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Europe for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and American Association of Equine Practitioners student chapter, and their long-term goals in equine practice. Applicants apply during their second and third year of school and must also have the support of AAEP members and their clinical instructors.

The awards were presented December 7 prior to the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture during the AAEP’s 67th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

The award is made possible through a grant from the Zoetis Foundation.

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

About Zoetis Foundation
The Zoetis Foundation supports communities and the people who care for animals, with a
specific focus on advancing opportunities for veterinarians and farmers around the world. The Foundation’s grantmaking and strategic efforts help provide access to education and mental wellness resources, expand veterinary debt relief, support diversity and inclusion efforts, and enable thriving livelihoods by funding programs that help veterinary practices and livestock farmers adopt sustainable business practices. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit:
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 help for Horses at Risk. Governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders, The Foundation in 2021 awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit

Post Type

  • Press Release

Publish Date

December 6, 2021

Related Articles

Capital Building
May 20, 2024

AVMA and AAEP praise strengthened regulations on horse soring

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)…

May 16, 2024

Horse Doctors to Expand Lameness, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Ophthalmology Skills at AAEP’s Focus on Field Medicine

Equine veterinarians will grow their toolbox of field medicine diagnostic techniques and…

Biometric Sensors
May 10, 2024

AAEP Project for Wearable Biometric Sensor Development Advancing to Next Phase

Thoroughbred industry participation needed for testing, validation  The American Association of Equine…