Beckman receives scholarship at 2023 AASV Meeting

Dr. Katie Beckman

posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in AMVC Veterinarians in the News

Dr. Katie Beckman is one of three recipients of the Dr. Conrad and Judy Schmidt Family Student Debt Relief Endowment scholarship, awarded at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Annual Meeting on March 4-7 in Aurora, Colorado.

The purpose of the $5000 scholarship is to help relieve the student debt of recent veterinary graduates engaged in swine practice. Qualified applicants must have been engaged in private practice with at least 50% of their time devoted to swine, providing on-farm service directly to independent pork producers. All three recipients have been continuous members of the AASV since joining as students. As students, each attended the Annual Meeting during their veterinary education.

A 2019 Purdue University DVM graduate, Dr. Beckman is a swine veterinarian at AMVC Management Services in Audubon, Iowa. She provides veterinary services to sow farms and wean-to-finish sites in Iowa, and she teaches Swine Medicine Education Center students through AMVC. She enjoys spending time on farm and building strong relationships with dedicated and passionate growers eager to improve herd health. She cites mentorship from AASV colleagues as an essential building block to a strong foundation as a swine veterinarian, and she hopes to support new graduates in the future.

Beckman joined AMVC Management Services in June of 2022 and is a resident of Audubon, IA.

Read the full article here

(American Association of Swine Veterinarians, 2023)

Photo (courtesy of AASV): Dr. Katie Beckman (left) and two fellow swine veterinarians are recipients of a student-debt relief scholarship awarded at the AASV Annual Meeting. 


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