In March, the veterinary college hosted its second annual Evening of Gratitude, a special event to thank those who have generously supported students through scholarship funding. During the event, donors were introduced to the college’s scholarship recipients.

“This generosity not only has a financial impact, but eases the students’ stress levels and helps their mental wellness, which in turn allows them to focus on what they came here for: to join the greatest profession,” said Jacquelyn Pelzer, director of admissions and student services. “I hope that by meeting with students personally, our donors will hear our students’ stories and understand the importance of their continued support to the future of the profession.”

“Every bit of support that donors give to this college makes it possible for people like me to not have to put the pursuit of our dreams over financial security,” said Kelly Catanzaro (DVM ’19), recipient of the Peter Eyre Student Leadership Award. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You are affecting not only my future, but the future of all those aspiring veterinarians by keeping the dream alive.”