Annie Chavent, a fourth-year student at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is a recipient of the 2015 Markel/ American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Scholarship Award.
According to the AAEP Foundation, the scholarship is awarded to eight veterinary students selected from 36 AAEP chapters in North America and the West Indies who have the support of their chapter and their clinical instructors, and who plan to pursue a career in equine veterinary practice and “exhibit academic excellence and leadership in activities that benefit the health and welfare of the horse.”
“This is a prestigious scholarship and only eight students are selected from among all AAEP chapters,” says Dr. Callie Fogle, equine surgeon and faculty advisor to the NCSU student chapter of the AAEP. “It is a great recognition for Annie and for the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Health Program.”
The recognition involves a $2,500 scholarship and a $300 travel stipend for Chavent to attend the AAEP’s 61st Annual Convention Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada where she will receive the honor. This is the third time in six years a NC State student received this honor. Ashley Barnes (2012) and Chelsey Miller (2010) were other recipients.
About the AAEP
The mission of the AAEP is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. Founded in 1954 by a group of 11 charter members, today the AAEP involves 10,000 veterinarians and veterinary students in 61 countries.
About AAEP Foundation
The AAEP Foundation serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of the horse. Since its inception, the Foundation has disbursed more than $3.3 million to support its mission.
Markel, “the Insurance Company with Horse Sense,” is a holding company for global insurance and investment operations. Founded in 1930, Markel is organized around five insurance segments offering solutions for standard and hard-to-place risk challenges including farm/ ranch and equine operations.