Andy Swatek received a $1,000 award from Novartis during a surprise presentation by Dr. Lynn Allen of Novartis and Dr. Ron Cott of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Andy Swatek, a fourth-year student at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Novartis Surgical Excellence Scholarship. Dr. Ron Cott, associate dean for Student and Alumni Affairs, and Dr. Lynn Allen of Novartis Animal Health surprised Swatek with the award on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, during his large animal rounds at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. The $1,000 award is given to the veterinary student who demonstrates outstanding surgical skills and academics as determined by the surgical faculty at the student’s veterinary college.
“On behalf of Novartis Animal Health, it is a pleasure to give a scholarship to a deserving future surgeon,” said Allen said.