Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted its annual awards banquet distributing more than $575,000 to 142 students. Among the recipients was Amy Sattler of Bridge City.

Sattler received a Robert and Martha Buford Endowed Scholarship for her interest in a rural veterinary medicine practice. A first year veterinary student, Sattler is the daughter of Brian and Kay Sattler of Bridge City.

“At a time when money is tight, it is heartwarming to have such generous donors who continue to support the only veterinary medicine degree program in Oklahoma,” says Jean Sander, DVM, MAM, ACPV, dean of OSU’s veterinary center. “The gifts given to these deserving veterinary students by our donors help lessen the financial burden students will face upon graduation. We applaud our donors and the many achievements of these dedicated young men and women.”

Students earning a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree have many career paths to choose from as they enter the work force.  Some will go into private veterinary practice; others will work in the pharmaceutical industry while some join the military to serve in public health roles. Still others will opt to work in academia sharing their knowledge with the next generation of veterinarians while some may work in regulatory positions.  The options are many and thanks to the strength of Oklahoma State’s veterinary program, OSU DVM graduates are highly sought after. Graduates usually average one to two job offers per student.

For more information on OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu.

PHOTO – Dr. Jerry Ritchey, OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (far right) presents the Robert and Martha Buford Endowed Scholarships to (left to right): Murphee Stepanek, Allie Ng, Amy Sattler, Chelsea Sanders and Blake Parisotto.