It is estimated by the year 2030 there will be a shortage of 15,000 veterinarians nationwide. In an effort to address this ongoing issue, in 2021 we expanded our DVM class size to 150 students annually with 29 from South Carolina. Under Dean Nolan’s leadership, endowed scholarship support is now the top fundraising priority for the college to ensure we are able to recruit and retain the best and the brightest students each year. Scholarship support is invaluable, and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is so grateful for our loyal scholarship supporters.
Latravia Bell and Alison Moore are both 2023-2024 recipients of the Dr. J.C. Frazier Scholarship.
“I am pursuing a DVM in Small Animal Medicine to practice as a general practitioner and one day open my own clinic. Thanks to your contribution, a financial burden has been lifted as I take one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a veterinarian. I am a first-generation college student and will become the first doctor in my family. I look forward to my future in veterinary medicine and making the donors of my scholarship proud.” –Latravia Bell, 2nd year DVM candidate
“Without scholarships such as this one, pursuing my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian would be much more difficult. As an older student with a family, just returning to school can be daunting, let alone the financial commitment that goes along with it. I am a pharmacist, and giving up one salary to pursue veterinary medicine was extremely difficult financially. I cannot thank you enough! I cannot say enough positive things about this program and all of the professors and staff who make it possible. Thank you, again, for helping to support students like me. I am so grateful for your generosity.” –Alison Moore, 3rd year DVM candidate