Kristin Coleman Griffin of Wetumpka, a third-year veterinary student at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of a P&G scholarship. P&G Pet Care is the maker of Iams, Eukanuba, and Natura pet food products. The Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation (AWVF) selected Griffin as one of seven scholarship winners from a group of 112 applicants.
Leadership potential, career path, and influence in veterinary medicine both in and outside school were criteria for selection. In addition, Griffin best represents P&G Pet Care’s focus on the human/animal bond and behavior.
Griffin is starting a program to teach preschool-age students how to be safe around animals, especially dogs and cats. Griffin serves in leadership roles with the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Kennel Club, Banfield, and the Sports Medicine Club.
Griffin earned a degree in microbiology in 2008 from Auburn and she is a 2004 graduate of Edgewood Academy. Her career goal is to become a board-certified surgeon in a specialty hospital and to provide community outreach to pet owners in need.
The Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation solicits funds from the veterinary industry to support their scholarship program for men and women who are second- and third-year veterinary students in U.S., Canadian, and Caribbean Island veterinary colleges.
“As a nonprofit foundation, AWVF relies on financial support from the veterinary industry to reward students for their accomplishments and to help them pursue their goals,” said Debra Nickelson, D.V.M., AWVF scholarship fundraising chairperson. “We are pleased P&G Pet Care is able to fund an AWVF scholarship for a deserving veterinary student.”
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(L-R) Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Timothy Boosinger, Kristin Coleman Griffin, Iams Representative Danny Migliorisi, and Iams Student Representative Abby Long.