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August 2015

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Initiatives funded by the Veterinary College Alumni Association

THE VETERINARY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FUND FOR EXPANDING HORIZONS

the Udmozi poultry groupvet student on safaricommunity vaccinator at work in Msoro

This Fund was established in 2013 to support the Expanding Horizons program, helping veterinary students participate in 6-10 week long research projects in developing nations. In the summer of 2014 we were fortunate to fund nine student travel experiences to countries in Asia, South America and Africa. The topics explored ranged from conservation medicine and companion animal medicine to food animal production and farm animal medicine. The Expanding Horizons program at Cornell continues to play an invaluable role in producing future veterinarians who are cross‑culturally adept and globally aware. The profile of the Expanding Horizons program continues to grow within and beyond the College of Veterinary Medicine. We receive many inquiries about the program from prospective and current veterinary students who are interested in international veterinary medicine, public health, conservation medicine and One Health. Thanks to your generosity we are able to encourage and support their interests.

A sample of projects funded for summer 2015:
Vervet Monkey Pathogen Transmission in Malawi
Ear Tags in free-roaming Dogs at a Shelter in Brasov, Romania

Swine Medicine and Swine Production Management in Denmark and Germany
Rabies Virus Control in Ghana through Public Education and Vaccination
GPS Tracking and Disease Surveillance of Domestic Dogs outside Chobe Nat’l Park (Maun, Botswana, Africa)

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THE VETERINARY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FUND students examining a canine patient at a clinicFOR HEALTHY PET CLINICS

This fund has successfully reached its $50,000 goal under the guidance of Dwight Bowman, PhD, and can now be matched by the Alumni Association. The program provides approximately 50 students per year with clinical training early in their professional veterinary curriculum and encourages opportunities for peer-mentoring in a community service focused organization. Clinics are held regularly in Ithaca, and traveling clinics this spring were held in Rochester and Buffalo.