Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Foundation, Inc.
The Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Foundation, Inc. (VVMAF) is a non-profit charitable organization whose main mission is to award scholarships to deserving Vermont veterinary students who plan to return to Vermont to practice. Established in 2011 under the auspices of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association, the VVMAF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is supported by donations from veterinarians and the New England Veterinary Medical Association.
Since 2012, the VVMAF has contributed $49,000
to Vermonters attending veterinary school.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the VVMA Foundation scholarship awards to the following Vermont veterinary students for the 2017/2018 academic year.
|Earl Brady of Maidstone is a senior at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and already has secured a position upon graduation with a large animal practice in northern Vermont;
||Dylan Devino of South Hero is a senior at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and a graduate of the University of Vermont. He hopes to return to Vermont and work in a dairy based or a mixed animal practice.
|Emily Rule of Bristol is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Vermont. Upon graduation and completion of a one-year internship, she hopes to return to Vermont and practice as an ambulatory equine veterinarian.
Thank you to these VVMA members whose contributions this year helped make the scholarships possible!
Millie Armstrong - Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic
Susan Averill - VCA Brown Animal Hospital
Susan Babineau - Newport Veterinary Hospital
John Barlow - University of Vermont
Stephen Barningham - Mt. Mansfield Animal Hospital
Ruth Blauwiekel - University of Vermont
Janet Carini - Rutland Veterinary Clinic at Castleton Corners
Emily Dowd - Arlington Animal Hospital
Greg Dowd - Arlington Equine, LLC
Wayne Evans - USDA APHIS
Hailey Gentile - Doctor At Your Door
Heather Hoyns - Evergreen Equine of VT
Joanne Huyler - Northeast Consulting
Edward Jazic - Animal Dermatology
Bill Kellner - Ark Veterinary Hospital
Robert Macpherson - Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center
Philip March - Peak Veterinary Referral Center
Susan McMillan - Vet To Pet Mobile
Linda Morris - West Mountain Animal Hospital
Blakeley Murrell-Liland - Kedron Valley Veterinary Clinic
Pamela Perry - Peak Veterinary Referral Center
Michelle Ross - Martin, Blank & Associates, LLC
Kathy Shaw - North Bennington
Julie Smith - UVM Dept. of Animal and Vet. Sciences
Gary Sturgis - Animal Housecalls
Thank you to the businesses and individuals who contributed items to the 2017 Silent Auction! And a HUGE thank you to Dr. Adrienne Snider for coordinating it!
Dr. Elizabeth Alton
Caitlin Berry - Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Ruth Blauwiekel
Burlington Emergency and Veterinary Specialists
Dr. Hailey Gentile
Hunger Mountain Co-Op
O'Brien Family Maple Syrup
Pet Food Warehouse
Dr. Adrienne Snider
Dr. Sara White
Dr. Asya Zolotusky
Why Give to the VVMAF?
The educational debt of 2016 veterinary school graduates was $167,535, and 20% of them had debts over $200,000! It is difficult for graduates seeking their first job to carry such a large financial burden on top of all their other living expenses. We want to lessen their debt load and help Vermonters reach their goal of becoming veterinarians. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of future Vermont veterinarians and we hope you'll be a part of it! Your contribution is tax-deductible.
Here are some present VVMA members who received past Foundation awards as veterinary students!
Kyle Bushee - Aeolus Animal and Equine Hospital
Emily Comstock - Vermont Large Animal Clinic
Megan Foy - Wood Pond Veterinary Services
Adrienne Snider - Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic
Please donate now or make your check out to VVMAF and send it to:
88 Beech Street
Essex Jct., VT 05452
Questions? Contact the VVMA at 802-878-6888 or Kathy@vtvets.org.