Three NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students have been awarded scholarships recognizing dedication to poultry health.
Kaytee McCullough and Katie Venters, both of the class of 2019, and Dallas Clontz, class of 2020, are among the 10 veterinary students nationwide receiving $5,000 scholarships from Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation.
“These recipients are already standout students at their respective universities, and as they prepare to enter the field of poultry production, we want to help provide support for their ongoing education,” Rick Sibbel, Merck Animal Health’s executive director of food animal technical services, said in statement.
The annual scholarship is given to second- and third-year veterinary students with a poultry focus. This year’s recipients will be recognized at the AAAP’s annual summer conference. Venters was also one of five students last year to receive the scholarship.
“We’re confident that, in the years to come, these talented students will be making a mark on our industry, helping all of us advance the science of healthier animals,” said Sibbel.