Murdock, NE, June 7, 2013 -- Oxbow Animal Health, a leader in the innovative care and nutrition of small and exotic animals worldwide, has announced the recipients of its 2013 Academic Scholarships. The Oxbow Academic Scholarships award annual monetary 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 clarity and eloquence in expression of future career goals and interests.
This year’s scholarship winners are:
- Carrick Perlinger (Paxton, NE) Paxton Consolidated Schools (Nebraska High School Scholarship)
- Kayla Buhler (Burnaby, BC, Canada) Simon Fraser University (Undergraduate Academic Scholarship)
- Julie Ann Klimek (Farmington, NM) San Juan College (Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship)
- Nicole Sands (Queens, NY) La Guardia Community College (Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship)
- Tara Reilly (Fort Collins, CO) Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship)
“On behalf of everyone at Oxbow, I would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients,” said Melissa Ross, Marketing Operations Manager for Oxbow. “These five individuals represent an exceptionally bright future for small animal medicine and care. Supporting the academic efforts of today’s students is an investment in the future health and wellbeing of small pets everywhere. We are proud to support this year’s recipients as they pursue their dreams of becoming tomorrow’s leaders in the field of animal health and care.”
Kayla Buhler, recipient of this year’s Undergraduate Academic Scholarship, emphasized the importance of financial support when expressing her gratitude for the scholarship. "Minimizing the financial burden of undergraduate education presents the opportunity for me to complete veterinary school and immediately pursue my passion for veterinary work within developing countries. My goal has always been to establish a non-profit organization that provides temporary animal health care in remote and developing areas around the world,” said Buhler, a student at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. “The Oxbow Undergraduate Scholarship will accelerate my path towards accomplishing my dream of providing quality care for companion animals in need."
About Oxbow Animal Health
Oxbow Animal Health is a worldwide supplier of premium life-staged foods and supportive care products for small exotic animals. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians worldwide, Oxbow offers an extensive line of superior quality, high-fiber hay, fortified foods, treats and supplements for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and adult pet rats. Oxbow's mission is to provide superior-quality food and forage products for specialized animal markets. Oxbow accomplishes this through genuine concern for animals and their caregivers, educational awareness of nutritional needs, a high standard of product excellence, research and development of new products, and highly personalized service.