Iowa State Student to Receive $75,000 Veterinary Scholarship

Alaina Kringen will receive the $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship from the AAEP Foundation.

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Alaina Kringen, a fourth-year veterinary student at Iowa State University, will receive the $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.

Kringen joins American Quarter Horse Foundation recipients, Josh Singer and Jenni Wright, in receiving a Coyote Rock Ranch scholarship. Each intends to pursue a career in equine-focused veterinary medicine after graduation. Kringen, Singer, and Wright will be recognized Dec. 4 during the 62nd AAEP Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Kringen said her goal as an equine practitioner is to offer exceptional medicine to the horses of her native South Dakota.

“I am blessed to enter a career that allows me to help horsemen and horsewomen keep their horses healthy, which in turn furthers the passion I fell in love with so long ago,” she said. “The services I plan to provide will range from helping equine athletes reach their maximum potential to making a retiree comfortable in the pasture. I’m honored to receive this scholarship, which will help me pursue the career I love

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