The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) recently awarded scholarships to fifteen students from ten American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited schools of veterinary medicine. Ohio State veterinary student Joe Esch received the AKC/AVMF award, a $6,000 scholarship sponsored by the AKC and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Last year, Joe recieved the President's Award through the AKC, a scholarship worth $10,000. Joe is also the first Ohio State student to become SAVMA president-elect, and will be serving for the 2011-2012 year.
The AKC Scholarship Program for Veterinary Medicine has existed for 19 years, and the awards are given annually. Each AVMA accredited U.S. veterinary school is asked to nominate four scholarship candidates. From these students, the recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, activities with purebred dogs or related research, and need. The support of Royal Canin, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Canine Health Foundation made the 2010-2011 scholarships possible.
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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.