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Winners of BVDzero Scholarship Programme announced

This programme has been implemented in collaboration with the World Association for Buiatrics, as an incentive for veterinary students to participate in the World Buiatrics Congress 2020 in Madrid.


The BVDzero Committee, consisting of industry experts from various countries, in collaboration with a representative of the World Association for Buiatrics, identified outstanding 12 veterinary students from around the world who can help address the ever-changing industry and the health, food, and welfare needs of the veterinary community.

Initially, awards were to identify top 10 students. However, due to a very high standard of submissions, the Committee took a decision to select 12 outstanding students for the scholarships of 1,000 euros awarded to each student to cover their transport to World Buiatrics Congress 2020 in Madrid. Each scholarship winner will also receive free registration and accommodation at the Congress, compliments of Boehringer Ingelheim.

The Congress represents a top industry event to network and learn where the students will have a unique opportunity to improve their veterinary knowledge about cattle medicine, meet top subject matter experts and key opinion leaders as well the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Business Unit cattle team.

The 12 BVDzero Scholarship Programme winners are as follows:

  • Allison Hale, US
  • Amy Birch, Australia
  • Bruna Mendes, Brazil
  • Eugenia Ishaku, Nigeria
  • Jessie Hesseling, The Netherlands
  • Jia Cheng, China
  • Lovina Ikwe, Nigeria
  • Mariel Burquez, Mexico
  • Samuel Kalis, US
  • Savannah Basham, US
  • Tahia Logna, Bangladesh
  • William Philips, UK

“We were delighted to see such huge interest by students from around the world. We received 454 submissions in total. Through this initiative, we want to draw attention to and create awareness of BVD by veterinary students. On top of it, our objective is to make connections with those who may wish to build their career with Boehringer Ingelheim, joining us in our effort to create the future of animal health,” shared Serkan Erkovan, Senior Global Manager for Ruminant Business at Boehringer Ingelheim.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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