Press Releases Oxbow Animal Health Awards 2018 Academic Scholarships Published 3 years ago on May 2, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) MURDOCK, NE – Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2018 Academic Scholarships. The Oxbow Academic Scholarships award annual financial support to five outstanding students pursuing education in the exotic and companion animal veterinary fields. Oxbow scholarship winners are chosen for interest and involvement in the field of exotic animal health, excellence in the areas of academic achievement, and expression of future career goals and interests. This year’s scholarship winners are: Carin Mellick – Ponca Public Schools (Ponca, NE) Nebraska High School Scholarship Ellie Purpura – University of California, Davis (Davis, CA) Undergraduate Academic Scholarship Alicia Blose – Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO) Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship Annabelle Hernandez – Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship Brittany Wolfe – Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship “The Oxbow family is passionate about supporting the future of exotic animal health,” said Melissa Ross, Oxbow’s vice president of marketing, education and innovation. “One of the most important ways that we support this future is through our annual academic scholarships. The 2018 Oxbow Academic Scholarship recipients represent a very bright future for exotic health, medicine and care. We are proud to support these students as they work toward becoming tomorrow’s leaders in exotic animal health.” “I truly can’t thank you enough for this scholarship,” said Wolfe. “It means so much to me, especially after the recent loss of my pet rat. She was the inspiration for my essay because she showed me the true struggle so many of us face in exotic animal medicine. Because of her I want to improve evidence and research for veterinarians trying to help our exotic species. I see a bright future for all species as veterinarians together continue to learn, discover, and inspire.” “Being chosen as a 2018 recipient for the Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship has been a true blessing,” said Hernadez. “With your support, I am able to advance my education in this profession and continue learning what I love most without having to be concerned regarding the cost of paying for school. I will representthe Oxbow Scholarship Program with high honor and properly educate the public about animal health to help create a better future for our loyal companions. Thank you for awarding me with this opportunity! Go green!” Advertisement “I am honored to receive the 2018 Nebraska High School Scholarship from Oxbow Animal Health,” said Mellick. “Thanks to your generous support I am the first in my family to attend college. I begin my undergraduate career as a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall and can already report that my academics are off to a first-rate start. Thank you, Oxbow, for supporting my higher education.” “All I’ve ever wanted to do is advocate for animals without a voice, and this scholarship means I’m better equipped to do that,” said Purpura. “Put simply, Oxbow is helping me to help them, and I am eternally grateful for your support.” Related Topics:educationOxbow Animal Health click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Coastal Pet Products Grants 3 Scholarships to Animal Behavior College Oxbow Animal Health Awards More Than $33K in Funding and Product Donations 7 Tips for Livestreaming Dog Grooming Demos on Instagram Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases21 hours ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases22 hours ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Press Releases22 hours ago Choice Pet Products Welcomes New Territory Manager to the Team Headlines3 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School1 month ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. 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