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WVMA Sponsors State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award

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2017 FFA WinnerOn June 13, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) President, Dr. Scott Spaulding, presented Abbagail Schotter, of Ridgeland, with the State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award at the 88th Annual State 

FFA Convention in Madison. This award recognizes the student who best demonstrates an understanding of veterinary medical practices and animal health care in Wisconsin.

Schotter started shadowing at Ridgeland Veterinary Clinic when she was 10-years old. As she gained experience, she increased her shadowing hours, became a volunteer and was then hired as a veterinary assistant. Schotter has also worked with a local large animal veterinarian, which has allowed her to experience the large and small animal sides of veterinary medicine.

After attending Southwest Minnesota State University with a double major in biology and chemistry, Schotter hopes to attend a veterinary medical college.

The top state finalists in the veterinary science proficiency area received monetary awards made possible by sponsorship from the WVMA.

Schotter has yet to find out if she will be selected as one of four national finalists. If selected, she will compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., in October. The four national finalists will each receive a plaque and scholarship thanks to sponsorship by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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