Amanda Vaile received the Dr. Roger J. Panciera Endowed Scholarship at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Thanks to its generous donors, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently awarded $542,270 in scholarships to 158 different veterinary students.

Among those being recognized was Amanda Vaile of Hockessin. A third-year veterinary student, Vaile received the Dr. Roger J. Panciera Endowed Scholarship sponsored by the veterinary center’s Class of 1968 in recognition of her academic achievements.

She is the daughter of John and Patricia Vaile of Hockessin.

“These scholarships are critical in helping with the ever rising cost of obtaining a DVM degree,” said Dr. Margi Gilmour, associate dean for academic affairs. “Our curriculum is dedicated to developing day-one, career-ready veterinarians whether our graduates choose to enter companion animal, mixed animal or large animal private practice, military service, academia, biomedical research, or any other aspect of veterinary medicine. We truly appreciate the role our donors play in helping our students fulfill their goals.”

OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma and one of 30 veterinary colleges in the United States.

The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. The Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association.

For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu.