Each student received a $5,000 scholarship and attended the conference with paid travel and lodging.
The 2012 scholarship recipients are:
  • Travis Allen, Washington State University
  • Kathryn Bach, University of Pennsylvania
  • Brooks Butler, Kansas State University
  • Rebecca Domenigoni, Western University of Health Sciences
  • Dallas A. Duncan, University of Illinois
  • Jacob Geis, Iowa State University
  • Tim R. Gibbs, Washington State University
  • J. Oliver Irons, Auburn University
  • Caleb Jenkin, Auburn University
  • Jonathan Klemme, Texas A&M University
  • Lindley Reilly, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Eric J. Rooker, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Judd Sims, University of Florida
  • Emily Waggoner, University of Georgia
  • Amanda Wagner, The Ohio State University

Supporting large-animal veterinarians from the beginning
Claire McPhee received an AABP Foundation — Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship in 2011. The 2012 graduate of North Carolina State University focuses on milk quality and large-animal medicine at Udder Health Systems in Bellingham, Washington. The scholarship and the support of Pfizer Animal Health and AABP have helped advance her career, McPhee says.

“Receiving the scholarship decreased my financial debt and provided greater flexibility in finding a job that was a good fit for me,” McPhee says. “Pfizer Animal Health also helped my career by offering externships and educational resources that wouldn’t have otherwise been available to me.”

Pfizer Animal Health supports the scholarships through its FFA and AABP Foundation Support Program, a unique partnership with veterinarians, animal health suppliers and dealers.


The program offered a 1 percent rebate on Pfizer Animal Health cattle products from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2012. Participating partners were able to direct funds to any local FFA chapter(s) or the AABP Foundation — Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund.  end mark

—From Pfizer Animal Health news release