Two young women from New Jersey were among the five equine veterinary students awarded this year’s prestigious Merck Animal Health/American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation scholarship… The Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation scholarship program rewards second- and third-year veterinary students dedicated to equine medicine for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and their long-term goals. Elisabeth Leahy, studying at Michigan State University and Sarah Colmer, the at the University of Pennsylvania, are the recipients hailing from the Garden State… Leahy graduated from Rutgers University, where she majored in animal science/equine science and gained valuable equine nutrition research experience under Dr. Carey Williams. "While in college, I began working at the New Jersey Equine Clinic (NJEC), Millstone, cleaning stalls and operating the hyperbaric chamber on the weekends. When I graduated from Rutgers in 2010, I transitioned to full-time veterinary assistant at NJEC. I loved my job and I set out to learn everything I could, including anesthesia," said Leahy.
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