Zoetis Foundation Substantially Boosts Support for Equine Veterinary Scholarships Through The Foundation for the Horse 

The Foundation for the Horse will award $10,000 Zoetis Foundation Scholarships to 10 exceptional veterinary students pursuing future careers in equine practice thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the Zoetis Foundation. This marks a twofold increase on the five $5,000 scholarships awarded in recent years.

The 2023 awards will be presented at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 69th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 29–Dec. 3.

The Zoetis Foundation Scholarship program, managed through The Foundation for the Horse, rewards veterinary students at colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Europe for their academic excellence, leadership in their school and AAEP student chapter, and long-term goals in equine practice. Applicants must also have the support of AAEP members and their clinical instructors. The scholarship is open to veterinary students graduating in 2025.

“Through the Zoetis Foundation, we are committed to providing opportunities for students through a more inclusive veterinary community,” said Jeannette Ferran Astorga, President of the Zoetis Foundation and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Chief Sustainability Officer at Zoetis. “It’s important to us that we support the veterinary profession as it continues to grow in order to meet the need for increased animal care and wellness.”

The AAEP Foundation, the forerunner of The Foundation for the Horse, established this scholarship in 2013. The award is made possible through a grant from the Zoetis Foundation. The application deadline for this scholarship is April 15. For more information or to apply, visit www.foundationforthehorse.org/scholarships.

About the Zoetis Foundation

The Zoetis Foundation supports communities and the people who care for animals, with a specific focus on advancing opportunities for veterinarians and farmers around the world. The Foundation’s grantmaking and strategic efforts help provide access to education and mental wellness resources, expand veterinary debt relief, support diversity and inclusion efforts, and enable thriving livelihoods by funding programs that help veterinary practices and livestock farmers adopt sustainable business practices. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit: www.zoetisfoundation.org.

About The Foundation for the Horse

Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and help for Horses at Risk. It is governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders. In 2022, and for the second consecutive year, The Foundation awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit: www.foundationforthehorse.org.


Contact: Keith Kleine
Director of Industry Relations
kkleine@aaep.org or (859) 327-8750