Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Two fourth-year students enrolled in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will have an easier time paying their bills this school year and finding a job.
Veterinary Emergency Group, which operates 16 hospitals in six states, awarded full tuition scholarships to Ashley Newman and Yvette Huizar and offered each one full-time work as an emergency veterinarian after graduation.
The 2020-2021 tuition at Cornell is $38,250 for New York residents and $56,824 for out-of-state students. Newman is from Glen Cove, New York, and Huizar is from Ceres, California.
Until this year, Veterinary Emergency Group sponsored one annual scholarship for a U.S. veterinary student nearing graduation.
“Student debt is the greatest burden for many young veterinarians, and VEG wanted to give back to the veterinary industry,” the company reported. “This year, in light of the pandemic bringing many students financial struggles, VEG decided to choose an additional scholarship recipient to begin their career as emergency veterinarians.”
Veterinary Emergency Group, which was founded in 2014 by David Bessler, VMD, plans to open a 17th hospital in mid-November in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago.
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