May 05, 2016

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Murdock, NE, May 5, 2016 -- Oxbow Animal Health, a leader in the innovative care and nutrition of small and exotic animals worldwide, has announced the recipients of its 2016 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: 

  • Ashton O’Brien - Fillmore Central High School (Geneva, NE)
    • Nebraska High School Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Ritchie - Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
    • Undergraduate Academic Scholarship
  • Madeline Camerlengo - Vet Tech Institute (Pittsburgh, PA)
    • Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship 
  • Melanie Howey - Bel-Rae Institute of Animal Technology (Denver, CO)
    • Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship
  • Amy McBirney - University of California: Davis (Davis, CA)
    • Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship

“At Oxbow, we believe that an investment in today’s veterinary students is an investment in the future of exotic animal health,” said Melissa Ross, Oxbow’s Director of Marketing and Education.  “With this in mind, we are delighted to announce the 2016 Oxbow Academic Scholarship recipients.  We are so proud to support these students as they work toward becoming tomorrow’s leaders in exotic animal health.”  

“I am so grateful, honored, and excited to be a recipient of the 2016 Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Technician Scholarship,” said Madline Camerlengo, a student at the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  “This scholarship will help me to advance academically and pursue my goal of becoming a veterinarian technician that works with exotic animals.  I will always be appreciative of Oxbow Animal Health for their commitment to animal health and supporting veterinary technician students in their academic pursuits.”

“Since I can remember, I have been working towards my life-long pursuit of becoming a veterinarian,” said Amy McBirney, recipient of Oxbow’s 2016 Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.  “My education has been met with many challenges, but it has more importantly been filled with wonderful opportunities and blessings, such as the granting of this scholarship.  As I eagerly carry on with my first year of the veterinary program at UC Davis, I am all the more motivated to continue working towards my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian so I can eventually serve my community throughout my career.  Thank you, Oxbow, for making this dream a possibility for me.”