06 Oct Walkin’ Pets 2022 Vet Tech Scholarship Recipient: Elly von Wehren
Walkin’ Pets Selects the 2023 Veterinary Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to Pennsylvania native, Elly von Wehren, for being selected for this scholarship! Best wishes to improving the lives of animals and their owners in your community.
AMHERST, NH (October 5, 2023) – Walkin’ Pets is dedicated to providing the best products to serve aging and special needs pets. Each year Walkin’ Pets sponsors a scholarship program to honor tomorrow’s miracle workers and the future impact they will make in the veterinary community. This year’s scholarship recipients were selected based on their passion for helping animals and the impact they hope to make in their future careers.
2022 Veterinary Scholarship Recipient: Kristen Swindle
Kristen Swindle is a veterinary student in the class of 2027 at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Kristen has dedicated the last 13 years as a veterinary technician. Kristen’s decision to pursue further studies and become a veterinarian is driven by her passion for making a positive impact on the lives of animals and their owners. Kristen believes that “Becoming a veterinarian will allow me to play a vital role in safeguarding animal health, a responsibility that extends beyond the individual animals themselves. Animals are integral members of families and communities, and their well-being directly impacts the overall quality of life for humans. With my expanded knowledge and qualifications, I will have the ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, ensuring the welfare of animals and the happiness of their owners.”
2022 Vet Tech Scholarship Recipient: Elly von Wehren
Elly von Wehren is a Vet Tech student in the class of 2025 at Penn Foster in Scranton, PA. Elly’s goal as a Vet Tech student is to specialize in rehabilitation and focus on helping animals get back to the activities they love and have the best quality of life possible. In her words, “We underestimate the amount that pain inhibits an animal’s life and affects their behavior especially because they try to hide their pain. And particularly in aging pets. Teaching owners how to spot signs and keep their pet healthy and active is a passion of mine. This is an animal welfare issue that can be addressed through a combination of rehabilitation, modalities, wheelchairs, braces, therapeutic exercise, and strength training. As well as spreading awareness for the many ways we can help our pets.”
Walkin’ Pets is honored to award the 2023 Veterinary Scholarships to students as deserving as Kristen Swindle and Elly von Wehren.