American Kennel Club Announces Recipients of 2017 Veterinary Scholarships

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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, continues its commitment to students pursuing veterinary studies with the announcement of the 2017 AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship recipients.

This scholarship is designed to support individuals with a background in AKC events and programs, who seek to promote animal health and medicine. A total of $26,000 in scholarship money was awarded.

Recipients of the AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship are: Caitlin Bowen (University of Florida), Sarah Broom (Washington State University), Jacqueline Fera (University of Pennsylvania), Anderson Grant (Tufts University), Candace Hoelzel (University of Wisconsin), Olga Maderych (University of California), Ethan McEnroe (University of California), Zong Peng (Iowa State University), Brenda Righter (University of Florida), Susan Sperling (Cornell University), Nicole Sugai (University of Illinois).

“Each of these students has proven their dedication to the world of purebred dogs and balanced their busy school schedules with participation in AKC events,” said Mari-Beth O’Neill, VP of Sports Services. “We’re very proud of them all and look forward to seeing their impact on the future of veterinary medicine.”

 

About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.

Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership.

More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite, and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

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