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Products Night Brings Together Companies
and Veterinary Students

MU veterinary students Melissa Depriest (left) and Laura Olson meet with Karlin Yaeger of Addison Biological Laboratory to learn about the products the Fayette, Mo., company offers during Veterinary Products Night.
Ross University students Genevieve Grammer (front) and Vanessa Ali, who are undertaking their clinical veterinary training through the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, enjoy some fruit from the buffet during Veterinary Products Night.
Mike Gruendler of Intervet Schering-Plough had plenty of literature about his company for students at the 13th annual Veterinary Products Night.
The Hills Pet Nutrition display was staffed by student representatives Betsy Koch (left) and Kim Lonneman, who provided pet food samples to veterinary students.

The MU College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Products Night continues to grow in popularity. The 13th annual event, held Oct. 20, 2009 in the Adams Conference Center, drew its largest crowd ever with 288 MU veterinary medicine students signed up in advance to attend and approximately 50 more who registered at the door. Those attending had the opportunity to meet with representatives of 23 companies to learn about the animal food, medicine and other care products as well as diagnostic equipment the companies offer. The U.S. Army and the USDA also sent representatives to advise students about potential careers with their agencies.

The evening included a food buffet featuring a variety of appetizers, as well as drawings for prizes and scholarships. Winning $500 scholarships each were: Ashley Seder, VM-1; Jessica Howard, VM-2; Rachel Williams, VM-3; and Kris Barnes, VM-4.

Companies and agencies attending the networking forum included, Abaxix, Addison Biological Laboratory, AVMA GHLIT, Banfield, Bayer Animal Health, Dechra Veterinary Products, Dermapet, DVM Resources, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Greenies Co., Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Intervet Schering-Plough, Jorgenson Laboratories, Merial Ltd., Nestle Purina Pet Care, Novartis Animal Health, NutraMax Laboratories, Pfizer Animal Health, Radiologic Resources, U.S. Army Health Care Recruiting Team, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and Virbac Animal Health.


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