Dedicated to Developing Responsible Herbal Practice
Established in 2002 by Susan Wynn, DVM, CVA, CVCH, AHG, DACVN
VBMA EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR VETERINARY STUDENTS
The Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association currently offers an annual educational scholarship opportunity, open ONLY to veterinary students, in order to promote herbal education. International vet students with proof of vet school enrollment are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is funded in part by one of our incredibly generous VBMA members...many thanks for your support!
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Winners will be announced at the VBMA’s annual meeting.
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First Prize, $3000.00
North Carolina State University.
Read her essay HERE.
My name is Sarah Scott-Cruz. I am currently a Second Year veterinary student at North Carolina State University. I am interested in pursuing a career in wildlife medicine. Although school has looked a little different this year, I am still learning so much and growing in my clinical skills. From pathology to pharmacology, second year encourages us to integrate our knowledge from first year and apply it to cases while continuing to build our foundational understanding of how disease processes work. When I am not studying, you will likely find me rock climbing outside with classmates, hiking with my dog, or caring for turtles presented to Turtle Rescue Team, a student run organization at the CVM. The attached photo shows Redwood, a turtle that was hit by a car. When Redwood arrived, the distal portion of her left hind limb was necrotic and maggot ridden. She also had a fractured carapace. I performed an amputation and shell repair on Redwood. Soon, she will be ready to leave our hospital and stay in the care of a rehabber as she heals. Redwood will ultimately be returned to the location where she was found, reuniting with her home habitat.
Runner Up, $1000.00
Chattogram Veterinary and Animal
Read his essay HERE.
I am Ifteqar Hassan pursuing ‘Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine' (DVM) degree from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) in Bangladesh. Studying veterinary science is a dream coming true as it always amazed me how unique each creature and their behavioural approaches are! The diversity of this profession has always fascinated me to come here leaving many choices I had. As a student of Veterinary medicine, we have to comprehend various pre-clinical, Para clinical and clinical subjects as well as some basic course also. Among them, I am enthusiastic towards Pharmacology, Microbiology and public health, pathology, Medicine and so on. Bangladesh is a developing country in South Asia where livestock plays a very important role in our economy as well as food chain. I expect to be a future researcher of life science to address the present challenges we have in the field of vet science.
Runner Up, $1000.00
Michigan State University
College of Veterinary Medicine.
Read her essay HERE.
I am currently in my 4th year at MSU. My passion is geriatric care and I look forward to offering compassionate palliative and hospice services following graduation, with an emphasis on integrative medicine. I aim to incorporate acupuncture, massage, (hopefully) laser therapy, herbal therapy, nutraceuticals, and more to enhance quality of life at home from a multi-dimensional perspective.
PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
2019 - FOUR WINNERS!
First Prize, $3000.00:
Cheyenne Bone - Oklahoma State University. Read her essay HERE.
Runners-Up, $1000.00 each:
Lillian McKinley – Washington State University. Read her essay HERE.
Alisha Mason – Washington State University. Read her essay HERE.
Jannatul Nyema Nikita - Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Read her essay HERE.
2018 - THREE WINNERS!
First Prize: Dayna Locitzer, Cornell University, $750.00. Read her essay HERE.
Second Prize: Rebecca Haber, University of Wisconsin-Madison, $500.00. Read her essay HERE.
Honorable Mention: Ashley Shaw, University of Georgia, $250.00. Read her essay HERE.
Margot Mercer, 2014 winner. Read her essay HERE.
Presentation of 2014 Scholarship to Margo Mercer by VBMA President Laurie Dohmen.