July 15, 2015

Help Support Young Veterinary Careers

Save your Pyramid® 5 and Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ box tops to help support
the future of veterinary medicine through the Future Service Scholarship.

For the second year, in support of its Prevention Works philosophy, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is offering Future Service Scholarships to support future cattle veterinarians graduating from the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

BIVI formed an alliance with the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Foundation to offer this unique scholarship to graduating seniors at ISU. The final amount of the scholarship is determined by BIVI veterinarian and producer customers submitting box tops from Pyramid® 5 and Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ modified live virus vaccine product boxes.

BIVI will donate the following to fund the Future Service Scholarships. The donation is doubled for producers and veterinarians who participate in the Iowa Green and Gold Tag Preconditioning Program (see information below).

  • $2.50 per 100 doses of PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ
  • $1.25 per 100 doses of PYRAMID 5

From now through Dec. 31, 2015, producers and veterinarians throughout Iowa are encouraged to help fund the scholarship by clipping their box tops. Producers should forward their box tops to their veterinary clinics. Clinics then work with their BIVI sales representatives to submit to:

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
c/o Shanya Hunter
3902 Gene Field Road
St. Joseph, MO 64506

"We are excited that Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., is helping to attract and reward new graduates who want to specialize in bovine veterinary practice," said Dr. Amanda Fales-Williams, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Foundation president-elect and associate professor at Iowa State University. "It's a critical time to produce knowledgeable and talented veterinarians who can help cattle producers with concerns about pharmaceutical and antibiotic use, animal welfare concerns and other practices that factor into their success."

The 2015 Future Service Scholarship recipients are Drs. Kia Knutson, Dan Meyer, Amanda Myers, Jess Klein, Austin Rozenboom and Blake Schulte, who each received $2,500. Students were selected based on academic achievement, financial need, clinical proficiency, leadership, and other awards. The college will announce the online application process for 2016 later this year.

"Tuition and debt levels for veterinary students continue to climb, leaving many veterinarians struggling early in their careers, or not able to pursue the career path at all," said Dr. Scott King, marketing director for the U.S. Cattle Business Segment at BIVI. "IVMA programs fit well with our philosophy of Prevention Works, and we are proud to partner with them to provide monetary support for educational expenses to help support deserving students."

IVMA administers the Iowa Green and Gold Tag Preconditioning Program, which requires that all calves in the preconditioning program be vaccinated for a number of diseases, including the five key viral causes of respiratory disease — BVD Types 1 and 2, IBR, BRSV and PI3 — plus Mannheimia haemolytica. BIVI believes PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ is a perfect fit for veterinarians and producers wanting to meet this requirement.

For more information on PYRAMID 5 and PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ, talk to your veterinarian or Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. representative or click here.

Future Service Scholarship recipients pose with IVMA members at the spring senior banquet: (L to R) IVMA President-Elect Dr. Jen Schleining, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Professional Services Veterinarian Dr. Peggy Thompson, IVMA Foundation President-Elect Dr. Amanda Fales- Williams, Dr. Austin Rozeboom, Dr. Jessica Klein, Dr. Daniel Meyer, Dr. Amanda Myers, Dr. Blake Schulte, Dr. Kia Knutson, IVMA Executive Director Dr. Randy Wheeler.

Photo available upon request;
please contact Kenna Rathai at krathai@broadheadco.com.

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