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Nine CVM Students Receive 2017 Zoetis Scholarships

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Photo by Nathan Latil/NC State Veterinary Medicine

Nine students from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are among the recipients of the 2017 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholars Award. Over 1,700 applications from second- and third-year students were received from colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. and Caribbean. From those applications, the most in the program’s history, 315 recipients have been selected for this award and will cumulatively receive $630,000 in scholarships.

CVM students receiving scholarships are:


  • Esther Farber
  • John Griffioen
  • Jamie Huselton
  • Jalika Joyner
  • Devan Chirgwin



  • Kristen Livengood
  • Kristen Malinak
  • Laura Sanabria
  • Shannon Thompson


Zoetis, a leading global animal health company in veterinary medicine, has donated nearly $6 million toward scholarships during the eight years the program has been in effect.

The announcements were made at the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium being hosted by Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

“Veterinary Medical students will play a vital role in caring for animals and ensuring public health,” said Christine Jenkins, DVM, DACVIM, chief veterinary medical officer, U.S. Operations at Zoetis. “Zoetis is committed to the veterinary community and the animals in their care.”

The scholarships recognize veterinary students who are demonstrating academic excellence, a strong commitment to veterinary medicine and leadership.