The New Jersey Horse Council and New Jersey Veterinary Foundation are proud to announce the ninth year of the NJHC/NJVF Equine Veterinary Student Work Fellowship. This fellowship program enables New Jersey resident veterinary students to gain valuable summer experience with a NJ equine practitioner. This program not only benefits the student planning on going into equine practice, but it also benefits the equine practitioner, in that it will provide a means for meeting soon to be graduates who may one day become associates. The fellowship also benefits the equine industry in New Jersey, by enticing new veterinary graduates to practice in New Jersey.

The NJHC will award no more than two fellowships of $3,000 each, to qualified students to work for New Jersey licensed equine veterinarians. The recipients must be in their first through third year of veterinary school, be a legal NJ resident, and spend 400 hours during the summer working with a minimum of two New Jersey licensed equine practitioners who do the majority of their work in NJ. A minimum of 200 hours must be spent with an ambulatory practitioner. Recipients are also required to attend at least one meeting of the NJHC or NJAEP. The money is awarded in two installments of $1500 each, the first after completion of 200 hours and receipt of evaluations from the veterinary mentor, and the second at the end of the completion of the 400 hours and a final evaluation.

Fellowship recipients will be chosen based on a combination of equine experience, letters of recommendation, financial need and their desire to become an equine practitioner. Being that the applicant needs to be a New Jersey resident who is planning to go into equine practice, the application pool will be fairly small. Therefore, all New Jersey resident veterinary students who are considering going into equine practice are strongly encouraged to apply.

To qualify, the candidate must:

1. Be a New Jersey resident in attendance at an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine or St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine.

2. Be in their first, second or third year of professional veterinary school.

3. Submit the enclosed application form along with the two letters of recommendation, resume or CV, and summary of equine experience, by
April 30, 2011 to:

NJHC/NJVF EVS Work Fellowship
c/o Mike Ochsner, DVM
1 Koury Lane
Clarksburg, NJ 08510

The fellowship recipients will be announced no later than May 15, 2011.


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