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Tuskegee receives $40,000 scholarship grant

Zoetis is the inaugural sponsor of the American Humane Scholars Fund.

Tuskegee receives $40,000 scholarship grant
Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of the Tuskegee veterinary college, left, and Dr. Roslyn Casimir, associate dean for academic affairs, accept a check from Zoetis and American Humane.

Zoetis Inc. and American Humane have teamed up to donate $40,000 to support students enrolled in the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

The American Humane Scholars Fund is designed to “help build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive new generation of medical professionals committed to caring for our animals,” the animal welfare group reported. Tuskegee graduates more than 70% of African American veterinarians.

“We couldn’t do the work we do around the world without veterinarians,” said Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., American Humane’s president and CEO. “We also know that becoming a veterinarian can be costly, and for many aspiring students that financial hurdle may be the only thing standing in the way of their dream to help animals.”

Zoetis is the fund’s inaugural sponsor.

“Zoetis has had a long-time commitment to supporting veterinary medical students and university diversity initiatives,” said Christine Jenkins, DVM, DACVIM, a Tuskegee alumna and Zoetis vice president and U.S. chief medical officer. “Our Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program has awarded over 3,600 scholarships totaling more than $7 million over the past 12 years.”


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