The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 to 15 veterinary students.
Jack Korenyi-Both, The Ohio State University, received the $5000 scholarship for top student presentation. His presentation was titled "Water-based foam depopulation in swine: Evaluating brain activity, animal behavior, and logistical aspects." The Zoetis Foundation provided the financial support for the Top Student Presenter Award.
Additional scholarships totaling $20,000 were funded by Elanco Animal Health.
Four veterinary student presenters received $2500 scholarships: Carly Bates, Iowa State University; Hope Dohlman, Iowa State University; Taylor Jansen, Purdue University; and Rachel Kanefsky, Tufts University.
Five veterinary student presenters received $1500 scholarships: Ellen Gibbs, University of Missouri; Alyssa Ruston-Bray, University of Illinois; Gregory Shanks, University of Tennessee; Adam Tatnall, University of Illinois; and Amber Vegter, Iowa State University.
Those student presenters receiving $500 scholarships were: Erin Russell, Lincoln Memorial University; Kendall Sattler, Purdue University; Adam Steffensmeier, Iowa State University; Mallory Wilhelm, Iowa State University; and Dylan Wulfekuhle, Iowa State University.
Thirty-five veterinary students from 14 universities submitted abstracts for consideration by student abstract volunteer judges Abigail Redalen, Bill Minton, Dwain Guggenbiller, Jordan Gebhardt, Katie Beckman and Susan Detmer. From those submissions, 15 students were selected to present during the annual meeting. Andrew Bowman and Justin Brown chaired the student seminar which was judged by those individuals who judged the abstracts. The Zoetis Foundation provided $750 to each student selected to participate to offset the costs of presenting.