Six 2015 veterinary graduates committed to careers in equine medicine were presented with $4,000 scholarships during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Celebration, held Dec. 8 in conjunction with the AAEP’s 61st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Four of the graduates received the annual Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships; two other graduates were the inaugural recipients of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (NWPVMA) Equine Symposium/AAEP Foundation Scholarships. Both scholarship programs reward graduating veterinary students with a dedication to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals. 

Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

  • Angela Gaesser, DVM, Texas A&M University
  • Lauren Mundy, DVM, The Ohio State University
  • Jillian Paegelow, DVM, University of Missouri
  • Esther Rogers, DVM, Auburn University

NWPVMA Equine Symposium/AAEP Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

  • Kaitlin McDonald, DVM, University of Calgary
  • Jennifer Reda, DVM, University of Florida

In additional to the financial award, each recipient received a travel stipend to attend the annual convention as well as complimentary convention registration and ticket to the AAEP Foundation Celebration.

Veterinary student applicants are nominated for the scholarships by representatives from their colleges. In addition to academic excellence, recipients are evaluated on their l