Danielle Lindquist, who just completed her first year at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of eight DVM students selected by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to participate in a special symposium celebrating the association’s 150th anniversary.
Lindquist, and the seven other national recipients, will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. In addition, the AVMA’s 150th Anniversary Campaign is funding costs of registration, housing, and travel for the students to attend the AVMA 2013 Annual Convention in Chicago from July 19 to 23.
According to the AVMA, the scholarships “will support students seeking to enrich their professional development, become more engaged in the evolution of the veterinary medical profession, and uncover new career opportunities and possibilities.”
The AVMA initially planned the one-day symposium to feature a panel of distinguished veterinarians who would present important accomplishments in their respective fields. In honor of the 150th anniversary, however, the organization decided to invite student entries that would celebrate the profession’s historical roots, or successes of the veterinary profession, or a vision for the future from the next generation of veterinarians.
Here is Lindquist’s winning video entry for AVMA: Past, Present, and Future of Veterinary Medical Education.