April 2017
Dear North West Camelid Foundation,

Words cannot express the level of gratitude I have to be the recipient of the North West Camelid Foundation Scholarship. Please accept my sincere thank you for helping me to alleviate the financial burden that’s required for pursuing my professional goals. Please know that the NWCF’s willingness to invest in my education is highly appreciated.

I developed my passion for camelids last fall by participating in an alpaca trans-vaginal ultrasound. I have come to realize that llamas and alpacas are amazing animals, and I look forward to continuing to work with them this summer.

I was selected to participate in the Summer Agriculture Animal Rotation for the month of May. Through this program, I get to practice my clinical skills by working with all types of livestock, including camelids. This program costs approximately $500, so I am grateful that your scholarship makes this opportunity possible.

I love camelids for their gentleness and bravery. Camelids working as guiard animals especially inspire me to learn more about them, and I plan to continue pursuing my curiosities toward them throughout my career. Thank you for investing in my professional dreams!

Warm regards,
Sam Seramur
DVM Candidate, WSU Class of 2020
WSU VBMA Long Distance Learning Chair

Sam Seramur

I have just completed my first year of veterinary school at Washington State University. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, I have been living in Washington state for the past three years. Although I remain a devoted Packers fan, the Pacific Northwest has truly captured my heart. I love to take advantage of the amazing geography by fishing, camping, shooting my bow, and riding my girlfriend’s horse, Adelaar.
My favorite thing to do is bicycle tour because the experience provides so many unexpected treasures. In fact, I met my first llama while riding from Seattle to San Francisco last summer, and that interaction strengthened my resolve to better understand this species. Please know that your organization has chosen to invest in a future veterinarian that is committed to being a life-long learner and advocate of camelids. I’m excited for what’s to come! ~ Sam

NWCF 2017 WSU Scholarship Winner: Sam Seramur
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