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Veterinary student receives prestigious scholarship for second year in a row

Senior veterinary
student Amanda Sherman will receive the Association of American Veterinary
Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Harold D. Wetterberg Foundation Veterinary Medicine
Scholarship for the second year in a row.

One of the AAVMC’s most coveted
scholarships, the Wetterberg Foundation’s scholarship is awarded annually to
veterinary students who are from or currently reside in New Jersey. Originally
from New Jersey, Sherman attended Brandeis University as an undergraduate
before coming to Ohio State for her DVM degree. After enrolling at Ohio State,
she quickly became involved in the college, serving as vice president of the
Shelter Medicine Club, head of the anatomy tutoring program, and a student
ambassador for the college.

Sherman also took full advantage of research and volunteer opportunities. She
participated in the college’s Summer Research Program with Dr. Ian Davis,
assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, after her
first year as a veterinary student.  She
spent this past summer in Spain volunteering at an animal shelter in Medina del
Campo with Dr. Guillermo Couto, professor in the Department of Veterinary
Clinical Sciences.

Currently, Sherman serves
as the college’s Abaxis student representative and is working on a case study
in ophthalmology with Dr. Elizabeth Lutz, ophthalmology resident; Dr. David Wilkie,
professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences; and Dr. Joshua
Daniels, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
After graduating next May, she plans to pursue an internship in small animal
medicine and surgery, followed by a residency in comparative ophthalmology.


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


Last updated: 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:15am