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Congratulations to our PetPoint Solutions scholarship winner!

Published: January 18th, 2013

Category: News, Online News

PetPoint Solutions helps future veterinarian Karyn Carlson prepare to treat shelter pets.

Thanks to a generous grant from PetPoint Solutions, soon-to-be Dr. Karyn Carlson, a veterinary student at Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, will receive a tuition reimbursement upon her successful completion of VME 6812 Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare.

Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare is one of three online courses offered by Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program.

Meet the Recipient

“My interest in shelter medicine has stemmed from my teenage years being spent at the local municipal shelter and coming home to pester my parents to let me foster “just this one.” I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and with my already established passion, the field of shelter medicine as a focus was just automatic. Shelter pets have taught me about life, love, and happiness and for that I owe them.

Karyn Carlson

Karyn Carlson, veterinary student and recipient of the PetPoint Scholarship Award

With a plan of returning to Tucson, AZ to practice shelter medicine in some capacity, Maddie’s Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine is giving me the education not currently taught in most veterinary curriculums and preparing me for a career in shelter medicine. Our community has a large percentage of homeless pets and I look forward to returning and making a difference in their lives.”