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Oxbow Animal Health Names Scholarship Winners


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Oxbow Animal Health has named the recipients of its 2019 Academic Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually for students pursuing education in the exotic and companion animal veterinary fields.

The five winners were chosen for interest and involvement in the field of exotic animal health, excellence in the areas of academic achievement, and expression of future career goals and interests.

“Oxbow is extremely passionate about supporting the future of exotic animal health,” said Melissa Ross, vice president of marketing of the Omaha, Neb.-based company. “One of the most important ways that we accomplish this is through our annual academic scholarships. We are so proud to support the 2019 Oxbow Academic Scholarship recipients as they pursue their dreams of becoming tomorrow’s leaders in exotic animal health.”

The winners include:

  • BaiLee McMillan of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in Lincoln, Neb., for the Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship (animal interest) in the amount of $500. 
  • Brianna Huff of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Ill., for the Undergraduate Academic Scholarship (companion animal) in the amount of $1,000. 
  • Ellie Peters of the Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb., for the Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship (exotic animal interest) in the amount of $500. 
  • Sherri Rios of Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood, N.Y., for the Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship (exotic animal interest) in the amount of $500. “Being awarded this scholarship will be vital in helping me pursue my goals in advancing on how society views exotic animal nutrition, as well as educating about health care for these unique critters,” Rios said.
  • Kate Maas, DVM candidate at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, Ill., for the Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship (exotic animal interest) in the amount of $1,000. 
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