Selected FFA chapters and veterinary students across the country will receive $1.5 million in scholarships and donations this season as part of the eight annual Zoetis Industry Support Program, part of the company’s commitment towards investing in the future of the industry.
“The Zoetis Industry Support Program allows us a unique opportunity to work with our customers to help advance and give back to the future of the industry,” said Jon Lowe, vice president, U.S. Cattle and Equine, Zoetis. “Together, we are able to provide continued support to future agricultural and veterinary leaders and learning experiences they otherwise might not have access to.”
All veterinary, animal health dealer and distributor customers are able to participate in the program each spring by choosing to allocate a portion of their sales from eligible purchases of Zoetis cattle and equine products to local FFA chapters, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) or American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) foundations that fund the veterinary scholarships.
“Our chapter helps to house horses and various small animals, which allows students to learn how to manage and care for them,” said Richard Horn, FFA Advisor for Graves County High School in Mayfield, KY, one of the FFA chapters selected this year to receive funds. “We’ve been up against decreased funding, so we’re all very appreciative of having support.”
“The scholarship enabled me to pursue advanced training courses,” said Alex Beck, one of the 2015 AABP Foundation Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship recipients and veterinary student at Washington State University. “I also plan to travel to several veterinary clinics over the course of my clinical year to better understand the diversity of bovine practice. These opportunities are invaluable for future veterinarians.”
For more information on how you can contribute to the Zoetis Industry Support Program, please contact your local Zoetis representative.