The AAVSB Announces Recipients of the 2022 VTNE Scholarship Award

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Veterinary Technician National Examination® Scholarship Award. The AAVSB was thrilled to receive such exceptional scholarship award recipients from the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA) and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) accredited veterinary technology/nursing programs.

It is extremely exciting to see so many veterinary technician students with a commitment to leadership who exhibit academic achievement, diversity, and inclusivity. These candidates for the veterinary profession will have an opportunity to be an asset in serving animals and the public in communities of varied backgrounds, community involvement, and/or volunteerism.

“The AAVSB Board of Directors is proud to support the Veterinary Technician profession through VTNE Scholarship Awards,” says AAVSB President Chris Runde.  “Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of the veterinary team and the AAVSB awards are targeted to increase the number of individuals that achieve their credentials.  In this time when it can be difficult to find qualified technicians, the AAVSB supports increasing access to the profession.”

The VTNE Scholarship Award is presented to one graduating student recognized by their veterinary technology/nursing program faculty who fosters, cultivates, and preserves a culture of leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and treats everyone with respect and dignity. Recipients receive a voucher waiving the fee for the VTNE exam.

Congratulations to the Inaugural 2022 VTNE Scholarship Award Recipients:




Alyia Jenkins

Baton Rouge CC

Brianne Schaake-Franques

Blinn College

Bethany Tedder

Central Carolina CC

Alissa Mundt

Central New Mexico CC

Arica Wolkiewicz

City College - Gainsville

Monet Thomas

Columbia State

Stephanie Furdas

Dalhousie University

Jennifer Gray

Dallas College

Ke'Vonn Faulkner

Delgado Community College

Emily Carefoot

Douglas College

Tim Guerzon

Foothill College

Jennifer Brei

Fox Valley Technical College

Asja Richman

Gateway Technical College

Kayleigh McGovern

Georgian College

Tresa Savidge

Johnson College

Shelby Lamar

Kent State Univ- Trumball

Qynn Baker

Kent State Univ.- Tuscarawas

Brooklynn Sawatzky

Lakeland College

Anastasia Cheek

Lincoln Memorial Univ.

Jazmin Mateos Rendon

Medaille College - Buffalo

Bethany Philbin

Mesa (AZ) CC (Maricopa)

Hannah Faust

Midwest Institute

Hailey Ballou


Brittany Johnson

Northern VA CC

Baleigh Ferguson

Northwestern State

Courtney Veinott

Oulton College

Jordan Pruitt

Parkland College

Jocelyn Sandoval Santos

Pierce College (WA)

Sara Gamez

Pima CC, East AZ

Shelby Williams

Portland Community College

Mercedes Robin

Red River College

Daisy Zapata

San Diego Mesa College

Monica Arambulo

So Reg. Tech College

Connor Crance

UC Blue Ash College

Julia Mitchell

University of Guelph

Samantha Blais

University of New Hampshire

Brittany Richardson

Wilson College


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About the AAVSB: The AAVSB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the veterinary regulatory community. The membership of the AAVSB consists of 62 jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and nine Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.