The APC Veterinary Scholarship
This program is open to all college students pursuing veterinary degrees, regardless of past involvement with the breed.
The club awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a 3rd or 4th year veterinary student. The committee considers multiple factors including career goals, financial need, and academic excellence.
See the Scholarship application form for full details. Application deadline is December 22.
2019 Scholarship Recipient: Shelby Baden – University of Georgia
My name is Shelby Baden and I am a third-year veterinary student at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). I grew up outside of Atlanta and went to the University of Georgia for my undergraduate studies as well – Go Dawgs! After graduating, I spent the next four years working in France and California. It was during this time that I decided that my passion resided in veterinary medicine. Upon finishing veterinary school, I intend to work in small and exotic animal general practice. I am also currently working on my Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture Certification at the Chi Institute. I love that acupuncture offers an alternative approach in the management of chronic diseases and am excited to incorporate it into my future practice.
Over the past three years, I have become extremely interested in mental health among veterinary professionals. I have devoted a significant amount of time to promoting this cause, both through social media and yoga. I became a yoga instructor during my second-year of veterinary school and taught once a week for my peers at the CVM. I also taught goat yoga at a local animal rescue, which I plan to continue as much as I can while on clinical rotations. Additionally, I have a passion for shelter medicine and volunteer at a local rescue in Athens, GA, both through spay and neuter clinics and fostering. Personally, I have one dog, a 3-year-old black lab mix named Apollo. He definitely has the energy of a pointer and is the perfect companion during veterinary school.
I am honored to be the recipient of the American Pointer Club scholarship as I continue to work towards my veterinary degree. It is though through organizations like APC that I hope to promote continuing education and responsible breeding to all of my future clients. I am grateful for organizations like these who support veterinary students while we pursue our education.