2020 Scholarship Winners

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May 19, 2020🞄

Oxbow Animal Health is excited to announce the recipients of its 2020 Academic Scholarships. The Oxbow Academic Scholarships award annual financial support to students across the country 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:

  • Makenna Parks – University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO) Nebraska High School Scholarship
  • Tucker Randall – University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Lincoln, NE) Undergraduate Academic Scholarship
  • Victoria L. DeMeo, LVT, (R) ALAT – University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship
  • Bailey James – University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash Regional Campus (Cincinnati, OH) Veterinary Technology Academic Scholarship
  • Ivana Levy – University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (Urbana, IL)
  • Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship

“At Oxbow, we are passionate about supporting tomorrow’s leaders in exotic animal health,” said Melissa Ross, Vice President of Marketing. “We are so proud to support the 2020 Oxbow Academic Scholarship recipients as they pursue their professional dreams of advancing the health, nutrition, and care of companion animals.”

Veterinary Medicine Academic Scholarship – Ivana Levy

“As a future zoological companion animal veterinarian, I am honored to be the recipient of the 2020 Oxbow Animal Health Veterinary Medicine Scholarship,” said Levy. “Veterinary medicine, especially exotic animal medicine, is constantly changing. I am excited to keep learning and contribute primary research to this field as a student and future veterinarian, which is something this scholarship can help me achieve. I aim to provide the highest standard of care for my patients and I know Oxbow strives to do the same. I am thrilled to be the recipient of this award and look forward to working with Oxbow in the future.”

Undergraduate Academic Scholarship – Tucker Randall

“As a student who is planning and hoping to go onto vet school, it is very overwhelming to look at the cost of tuition and all the things that add up along the way,” said Randall. “This scholarship will help me in pursuing my dream. I have a true passion for wanting to help animals and I strive to do anything I put my mind to. Being able to be recognized for my hard work truly is one of the best feelings.”

Nebraska High School Scholarship – Makenna Parks

“I am so grateful to receive this scholarship! I look forward to exploring the world of Animal Science through my time at the University of Missouri-Columbia,” said Parks. “Through this scholarship, I will be able to further my knowledge in the field!

Veterinary Technology Scholarship – Victoria L. DeMeo, LVT, (R) ALAT

“I am thrilled to find support through Oxbow’s scholarship program to continue my veterinary forensics studies with University of Florida,” said DeMeo. “I hope that I can continue to advocate for exotic pets and wildlife while working for NYC’s animal control entity and hope to one day expand this focus to the international animal trade. I believe that Oxbow is fostering the human-animal bond one student at a time.”