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 Health.