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Vet students earn honors

By The Mercury

At Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, good things come in threes.

Three students from the college earned honors at the annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Sept. 18-21 in Milwaukee.

Recipients and their honors are: Tera Rooney Barnhardt, fourth-year veterinary medicine student and master’s student in biomedical science from Satanta, $5,000 American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship; Sara McReynolds, doctoral student in pathobiology, Stockton, third place in the association’s Research Summaries Graduate Student Awards; and Aaron Schaffer, third-year veterinary medicine student and master’s student in biomedical science from Fairbury, Ill., $7,500 American Association of Bovine Practitioners Amstutz Scholarship and second place in the association’s Research Summaries Graduate Student Awards.

Barnhardt was one of only 15 students from veterinary colleges across the U.S. to win the $5,000 scholarship.

Schaffer was one of nine students to receive this Amstutz scholarship, which was created to recruit outstanding students for careers in bovine veterinary practice and to provide them with unique educational experiences to maximize their preparation for bovine practice in the future. The scholarship is named in honor of Harold E. Amstutz.









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