Almost $300,000 in scholarships and other awards were given to veterinary students and graduate veterinarians at the 2015 48th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners held Sept. 17-19 in New Orleans, La. The awards, funded by AABP members, AABP partners and the AABP Foundation, will enable recipients to further pursue their careers in bovine medicine.

Many scholarships include transportation and lodging to the Annual Conference, and the Bovine Respiratory Disease Symposium has added $15,000 for 2015-2019 to augment the AABP Graduate Student Awards.

Scholarships and awards for 2015 include:

Amstutz Scholarships ($7,500 each)

·         Lisa Dauten, Purdue University

·         Tyler Grussing, Iowa State University

·         Jared Lyzenga, Michigan State University

·         Benjamin Potvin, Ontario Veterinary College

·         Adlai Schuler, Iowa State University

·         Julia Simons, University of Wisconsin

·         Ellen Unruh (Ouellette), Kansas State University

Find out more about the Amstutz Scholarship at http://AABP.org/about/amstutz_winners.asp

Merck Animal Health Student Recognition Awards ($5,000 each)

·         Laura Bro, Iowa State University

·         Tyson Buyer, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

·         Crystal Clark, University of Calgary

·         Lisa Dauten, Purdue University

·         Amanda Emery, Purdue University

·         Callie Garoutte, Iowa State University

·         Lindsey Hetrick, Iowa State University

·         Kevin Jacque, The Ohio State University

·         Blaine Johnson, Iowa State University

·         Jared Lyzenga, Michigan State University

·         Carl Moore, Cornell University

·         Abigail Olson, Washington State University

·         Adlai Schuler, Iowa State University

·         Ashley Swenson, University of Minnesota

·         Melissa Wagner, Ontario Veterinary College

·         Jonathan Wesson, North Carolina State University

Find out more about the award at http://AABP.org/about/student_rec_winners.asp.

AABP Foundation-Zoetis Scholarships ($5,000 each)

·         Benjamin Baird, Washington State University

·         Alex Beck, Washington State University

·         Rebecca Calder, Cornell University

·         James Coffey, Oklahoma State University

·         Julie Conner, University of California-Davis

·         Amanda Emery, Purdue University

·         Jacob Hagenmaier, Kansas State University

·         Jennifer Holle, University of Wisconsin

·         Kevin Jacque, The Ohio State University

·         Nicholas Lemmel, Colorado State University

·         Darcy Messerly, Oklahoma State University

·         Kathleen Morriss, Auburn University

·         Lacey Robinson, Kansas State University

·         Merel Rodenburg, Oklahoma State University

·         Lauren Scruggs, Auburn University

·         Emily Stayduhar, The Ohio State University

·         Peter Strassburg, University of Wisconsin

Find out more about the award at http://AABP.org/about/zoetis_winners.asp.

AABP Foundation-Cargill Scholarships ($2,000 each)

·         Alex Beck, Washington State University

·         Rebecca Calder, Cornell University

·         Jennifer Holle, University of Wisconsin

·         Kevin Lavelle, Colorado State University

·         Nicholas Lemmel, Colorado State University

Find out more about the award at http://AABP.org/about/Cargill_winners.asp

   2015 AABP Foundation Competitive Research Grants (up to $25,000 each)

·         Dr. Theresa Ollivett

·         Dr. Colette Cywes-Bentley

 

2015 AABP Graduate Student Awards ($2,500, $2,000 and $1,500)

1st (tie): Dr. Charlotte Winder, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

1st (tie): Dr. Amy Vasquez, Cornell University

3rd: Dr. Kaitlynn Abell, Kansas State University

2015 AABP Student Case Competition ($1,500 and $750 for each category)

(Clinical)
1st: Blanca Camacho, UC-Davis
2nd: K.C. VanFleet, Michigan State University

(Research)

1st: Kiley Mettendorf, University of Illinois
2nd: Trisha Collins, Iowa State University

2015 AgriLabs Dr. Bruce Wren CE Awards ($5,000 each)

·         (Beef) Dr. Anita Varga, Capay, Calif.

·         (Dairy) Dr. Gabe Middleton, Orrville, Ohio.