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The MU College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Veterinary Products Day gave 400 veterinary students the opportunity to meet with representatives of companies and learn about animal food, medicine and other care products as well as diagnostic equipment the companies offer.

Sean White of MDF Instruments discusses the different types of stethoscopes his company offers.

Second year veterinary students (from left) Natasha Frost, Chelsey Shaffer and Michelle Lenertz check out the displays inside Adams Conference Center during Veterinary Products Day.

Virginia Shetler of ProPartners Wealth ― AVMA GHLIT meets with Elizabeth Farnen, a member of the CVM Class of 2016.

Companies Share Latest Products with Veterinary Students

The MU College of Veterinary Medicine hosted Veterinary Products Day on Oct. 20. The annual event brings together veterinary students with representatives from animal care and nutrition companies, veterinary interest businesses and the government. Now in its 19th year, the forum attracted 400 veterinary students who learned about products available from 19 companies. The U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service also sent representatives to advise students about potential careers with their agencies.

The evening included a food buffet featuring a variety of appetizers, as well as drawings for prizes and scholarships. Winning $500 scholarships each were: Brittany Antuna, VM-1; Ashley Hotop, VM-2; Bryana Mitchell, VM-3; and Valerie Duncan, VM-4. Other drawings included a stethoscope donated by Banfield Pet Hospital and won by Victoria Spreyer, VM-2; a canine drink fountain from Hill’s Pet Nutrition won by Chelsea Boutwell, VM-1; and two $50 gift cards given by Norbrook and won by Cody Secrest, VM-1, and Antuna.

Companies and agencies attending the networking forum included, Addison Biological Laboratory, Banfield Pet Hospital, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dechra Veterinary Products, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, iVet, MDF Instruments, Merial,  Mizzou Animal Cancer Care, MWI Veterinary Supply, Nestle Purina Pet Care, Norbrook, NutraMax Laboratories, Pet King Brands Animal Health, ProPartners Wealth ― AVMA GHLIT,  Radiologic Resources, U.S. Army Health Care Recruiting Team, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, VCA Animal Hospitals, Royal Canin and Zoetis.

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