Congratulations to Delaine Quaresma (’18) who will be presented with two awards from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) during the annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska this coming September.  She will receive the following:

AABP Foundation – Zoetis Scholarship 

The scholarship recognizes superior students in the 3rd year of veterinary school that demonstrate the character, knowledge, experience, motivation, and potential to become outstanding bovine veterinarians in the U.S. Recipients receive a one-time cash award of $5,000 and travel expenses to the AABP Annual Conference to receive their award. Quaresma was selected based on her outstanding academic record and deep understanding and commitment to food animal veterinary medicine, especially for dairy cattle. She has been involved in a number of extra-curricular and leadership activities that further enhance her overall skill set. Quaresma has also served as a tutor within the school’s Office of Academic Programs helping her fellow classmates to achieve academic success.

AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award (sponsored by Merck Animal Health)

This award recognizes 2nd or 3rd year veterinary students with a career interest in bovine practice or the beef or dairy industry and their understanding of current and future industry trends and involvement of veterinary medicine with the cattle industry. Past work experience and academic accomplishments are also evaluated. Recipients will receive a $5,000 award.

Quaresma grew up on her family dairy farm in north central California (6,000 cows) and embraces that experience and her desire to grow professionally in veterinary medicine. During her time at UC Davis, she has excelled academically and served as a veterinary technician in the food animal barn at the veterinary hospital, worked with a bovine practitioner in the San Joaquin Valley, which included embryo transfer procedures, and participated in an externship in a mixed animal practice in Scotland. She has been a leader in the UC Davis FARM (Food Animal Reproduction & Medicine) Club and the UC Davis Theriogenology Club. She is well respected by her faculty mentors and student colleagues. Quaresma plans to relocate to the Midwest after graduating in 2018 to become involved in rural practice with an emphasis on cattle.

"I’m honored to receive this recognition and support from the AABP,” Quaresma said. “I feel extremely fortunate for the opportunity to continue developing my veterinary skills and knowledge, and hope to utilize these skills to promote animal health and ensure sustainable and safe food products."