North West Camelid Foundation

North West Camelid Foundation

Raising Funds for Camelid Research since 1987

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Washington State University Camelid Medicine
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OSU Scholarship Winners

Washington State University NWCF Scholarship

At the 2016 annual meeting of the NWCF Board awarding, a $1,000 scholarship to a Washington State University was approved. The President agreed to pursue establishing the fund with WSU.

In October 2016 an agreement was signed by Glen Pfefferkorn, NWCF President, John Gardener CFO, WSU Foundation, and Bryan Slinker, Dean, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, establishing the North West Camelid Foundation Scholarship.

Since NWCF did not establish a separate Endowment, the scholarship was established with the Washington State University Foundation and will be administered within the "Friends of the Veterinary College Endowment Scholarship Fund." The initial gift was $1,000. Additional gifts are encouraged and should be directed to WSU Foundation Account #2505-8168, NWCF Scholarship.

Without a separate endowment to generate funds to support an annual scholarship, donations must be made each year to fund an award.

Recipients of the award must be a full time DVM student, have an interest in camelids or pursuing a specialty in the camelid industry, and have a financial need.

The 2021 WSU Scholarship Award was presented to Kristin Wreggelsworth. Our first award was presented in April 2017 to Sam Seramur, and the 2018 scholarship was awarded to Victoria Wilson. The 2019 WSU Scholarship Award was presented to Lilly Bo Nizer.

NWCF 2021 WSU Scholarship Winner: Kristin Wreggelsworth

Dear North West Camelid Foundation,

My name is Kristin Wreggelsworth, and I am a fourth year veterinary student at Washington State University. I was fortunate enough to receive the North West Camelid Foundation Scholarship this year. I am grateful that the CVM Scholarship Committee thought of me for this scholarship, and I am very excited to put the award towards my future career.

To give you a bit of background about me, I grew up in Stanwood, Washington, on a small farm that primarily raises Angora goats and alpacas. I was involved in 4-H from elementary to high school, and I have had the opportunity to work with the current members in my old club numerous times throughout the years. I had the chance to work at a small animal emergency hospital for a year before applying to vet school. During vet school, I have been involved in a research project analyzing the behavioral changes of goat kids when administering different local anesthetic blocks for disbudding. My hope is that this research will lend support for the movement to increase the use of pain management in herd medicine.

i also helped provide small ruminant herd health for underserved members of the Navajo nation two summers ago. I was also involved in leadership positions in the Small Ruminant Club and Theriogenology Club over the years. I am hoping to continue to be involved in community outreach and education, especially at a client level, in the future. This past year, I participated in as many agricultural animal rotations as possible.

The next stage of my career will start in Prineville, Oregon. I will be accompanied by my two ferrets (Melibe and Sootie) and my corgi (Huckleberry). I was hired as a mixed animal practitioner at Prineville Veterinary Clinic, they are 70% small animal and 30% large animal. Once I get settled in and become more comfortable in practice, my goal will be to bring in more small ruminant and camelid clientele.

Thank you for supporting the WSU Veterinary program and providing us, as students, with the opportunity to explore our interest and gain practical experience to become better veterinarians. I hope everyone in the North West Camelid Foundation is able to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic.

Kristen Wreggelsworth
Pullman, WA

April 11, 2021

Kristin Wreggelsworth

Kristin Wreggelsworth

Dr. Kristin Wreggelsworth

Our NWCF Scholarship Recipients Thank You!

Who will it be next year?

Make a Donation to NWCF's WSU Scholarship online today at
Friends of the Veterinary College Endowment Scholarship Fund

Or send a check payable to:
Friends of the Veterinary College Endowment Scholarship Fund
specifiying the NWCF Scholarship Fund Account #2505-8168
in the comment area or in correspondence.

WSU Veterinary Development Office
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

Thank You!

Our Mission: Raising funds to support education and medical research
for the health and well-being of camelids worldwide.

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For more information, Contact:
North West Camelid Foundation
Glen Pfefferkorn, President
865 S. La Posada Circle, Unit 1802
Green Valley, AZ 85614
(520) 437-2218

The NWCF is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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