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Veterinary Student Receives National Scholarship Grant for Swine Medicine

November 25, 2008

Editor's note: The American Association of Swine Veterinarians announced this grant November 19; the notice below is an adaptation of the association's announcement.

The Student Recruitment Committee of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians is pleased to announce the selection of six veterinary students to receive the AASV Foundation/National Pork Industry Foundation Internship Grants. The National Pork Industry Foundation graciously provided funding to support six student interns in 2009. Each intern will spend one full month with a US swine practitioner-mentor in the field next summer. Throughout 2009, the students and their mentors are encouraged to have contact to help the student gain a better understanding of the life of a swine practitioner.

The students selected to participate in the program in 2009 are: Jennifer Arnall (University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine), Abbey Canon (Iowa State University), Jeremy DiBari (Cornell University), Kathleen Elstrott (Louisiana State University), Rachael Gately (Texas A&M University), and Jamie Gosch (Iowa State University).

Each student will receive a $3300 grant to offset costs involved with participation in the internship.

Arnall, a member of the Class of 2012, says, "I applied for the internship because I have an interest in food animal medicine with an emphasis in swine production. I have raised hogs since the age of 9 and developed my skills as a live-in resident at the UC Davis Swine Center as an undergraduate." 

Arnall will join the other students at the AASV annual meeting March 7-10 to meet their mentors and receive their assignments.


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