Aaron Schaffer, fourth year student in the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine was among 15 students from across the nation receiving American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Scholarships to support careers in large animal veterinary medicine.
Schaffer, a native of Fairbury, Illinois and active student in the BCI, was presented with the $5,000 scholarship at the annual conference of the AABP in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The recipients also received paid travel to the conference.
“After I graduate in veterinary medicine, I hope to work as an associate in a mixed-animal practice in rural Kansas and eventually, I would like to become a part owner in a mixed animal, multi-doctor practice,” Schaffer said.
“Growing up on a dairy farm instilled a passion for agriculture within me, and my primary interest is food animal medicine. I strongly believe in the concept that veterinarians should prevent disease rather than treat disease, so I would like to build my practice around preventative medicine.”
The scholarship program is part of the trademark Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians platform, which offers support through training and education, research and development, investing in the future of the veterinary profession and philanthropy.