Harrogate, Tennessee, March 19, 2019 – Ten students from the Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) were honored with the 2019 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award, March 12, 2019, at the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium held in Athens, Georgia. A total of 315 students were selected across the nation from over 1,400 applications.
“These outstanding students have demonstrated their commitment to veterinary medicine by being actively involved in several professional organizations and participating in research and community service projects,” said LMU-CVM Vice President and Dean Jason Johnson, DVM, MS, DACT. “I commend each of them on their leadership efforts.”
Each of the following students received a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 and were honored for their contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine:
“Zoetis is very pleased to be able to financially reward dedicated veterinary students who are already making outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession and to the overall well-being and medical care of animals,” said Zoetis Chief Medical Officer Christine C. Jenkins, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM. “Zoetis, as the leading global animal health company in veterinary medicine, is committed to help shape the future of this great profession.”
This is the ninth year for the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars program and Zoetis has donated over $6.7 million toward scholarships. In addition to the Veterinary Student Scholarships, Zoetis has reaffirmed its pledge to the Veterinary profession with a commitment to student debt relief, diversity of the profession, retention of veterinarians in mixed and rural practice and philanthropy. Through Commitment to Veterinarians, the company has also invested significant funds to support universities, industry training and education related to real-life therapeutic and clinical needs, along with other support to allied organizations and teaching hospitals. For more information please go to zoetisus.com.
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.