Four Recent Equine Veterinary Graduates to Receive $4,000 Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships

The Zoetis/AAEP Foundation scholarship program rewards fourth-year veterinary students for their academic excellence, leadership and their long-term goals in equine practice.


Now in its seventh year, the Zoetis/AAEP Foundation scholarship program rewards graduating veterinary students for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals in equine practice.

The AAEP Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of $4,000 Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships:

  • Jenny Hamilton, DVM, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Rachel Hilliard, DVM, Cornell University
  • Katie Larson, DVM, Mississippi State University
  • Sheila Spacek, DVM, Colorado State University

“We are proud to partner again with the AAEP Foundation to offer this opportunity benefiting new equine veterinarians,” said Jeannie Jeffery, Zoetis equine business unit head. “We are thankful for yet another chance to showcase Zoetis’ ongoing commitment to horse health and to the veterinary profession.”

In addition to the financial award, each recipient will receive complimentary registration and a travel stipend to attend the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 65th Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, December 7–11. The awards will be presented prior to the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on December 9.

The Zoetis/AAEP Foundation scholarship is open to fourth-year veterinary students pursuing a career in equine medicine and active within any of the AAEP’s 39 student chapters at colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to equine veterinary medicine. Applicants must also have the support of AAEP members and their clinical instructors. For more information about this program and other scholarships offered through the AAEP Foundation, visit

About Zoetis

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2018, the company generated annual revenue of $5.8 billion with approximately 10,000 employees. For more information, visit

About the AAEP Foundation

The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1994, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of horses. Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed more than $6 million to fulfill its vital mission. To learn more about the AAEP Foundation, visit

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