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May 06, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Awards 2019 Academic Scholarships

Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2019 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:

• BaiLee McMillan - University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
  Nebraska High School Scholarship
• Brianna Huff - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  Undergraduate Academic Scholarship
• Ellie Peters - Northeast Community College (Norfolk, NE)
  Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship
• Sherri Rios - Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood, NY)
  Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship
• Kate Maas - University of Illinois - College of Veterinary Medicine (Urbana, IL)
  Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship

“Oxbow is extremely passionate about supporting the future of exotic animal health,” said Melissa Ross, Vice President of Marketing. “One of the most important ways that we accomplish this is through our annual academic scholarships. We are so proud to support the 2019 Oxbow Academic Scholarship recipients as they pursue their dreams of becoming tomorrow’s leaders in exotic animal health.”

Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship - Kate Maas

“I am incredibly honored to be the recipient of the 2019 Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Medicine Scholarship,” said Kate Maas, DVM Candidate at the University of Illinois - College of Veternary Medicine. “Many do not realize the crippling debt that veterinary students acquire throughout four (or more) years of graduate school tuition. With the generous financial support from Oxbow, students like myself are encouraged to chase their veterinary dreams wholeheartedly. Receiving this scholarship has not only boosted my academic morale, but it has also motivated me to be the best student I can possibly be. I will remain forever grateful to Oxbow Animal Health in the pursuit of my childhood dreams. As Oxbow states, “today’s students are tomorrow’s veterinary leaders.”

Undergraduate Academic Scholarship - Brianna Huff

“I was humbled and honored to learn that I was chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Oxbow Undergraduate Scholarship,” said recipient Brianna Huff. “Receiving this scholarship will supplement my education within Animal Sciences here at the University of Illinois, and allow me to continue on to veterinary school in the future. This award brings me closer to fulfilling my dream of working as a small animal and exotic veterinarian, and will allow me to further my knowledge in order to become an even stronger advocate for the welfare of animals and their owners.”

Veterinary Technology Scholarship - Ellie Peters & Sherri Rios

“I am honored to be selected as this year’s recipient of the Oxbow Vet Tech Academic Scholarship,” said Ellie Peters. “This fall, I will be enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Northeast Community College. I am very excited to begin the next chapter of my life. Support like yours will allow me the benefit of staying focused on my education. I truly appreciate your financial assistance; it will help me attain my goals.” “It means so much to me that I will have this opportunity to expand my knowledge and be able to share what I will learn with my fellow peers,” said Sherri Rios. “Being awarded this scholarship will be vital in helping me pursue my goals in advancing on how society views exotic animal nutrition, as well as educating about health care for these unique critters.”

Nebraska High School Scholarship - BaiLee Ann McMilllan

“Your generous scholarship has helped lighten my financial burden as I plan to pursue a career in veterinary medicine,” said BaiLee Ann McMillan, recipient of the 2019 Nebraska High School Scholarship. “This will allow me to focus more on my classes at UNL. I hope to return to rural Nebraska to practice, and I look forward to protecting animals from disease, improving their health, and supporting farmers and ranchers with their animal enterprises. Thank you again for this opportunity!”


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.