Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine Receives Synchrony Foundation Grant to Support Scholarships


20 October 2021

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Anissa Riley, Director of External Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine, [email protected]
Michelle Blaya, Vice President of Communications, Synchrony

TUSKEGEE, Alabama – The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) thanks the Synchrony Foundation for its generous multi-year grant to support veterinary education. TUCVM is the recipient of a $ 400,000 grant from the Synchrony Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), a leading consumer financial services company. For students wishing to earn their DVM from Tuskegee University, this grant will help increase education and training opportunities for Tuskegee veterinary students and broaden avenues for increased diverse representation in the veterinary industry.

As the only professional veterinary medicine program located on the campus of a historically black college or university (HBCU) in the United States, Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine has an enduring legacy of training and education. of underrepresented minorities (URMs) as veterinarians in the veterinary profession, ”said Dr. Ruby L. Perry, Dean of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.

“We are very grateful to have received this generous grant from the Synchrony Foundation, which demonstrates an intentional commitment that will inspire our students to achieve their career goals and aspirations to become veterinarians and, ultimately, to promote diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession, ”Dean Perry continued.

Synchrony’s investment supports the College’s mission to educate and train various veterinarians, preparing them for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

“Empowering veterinarians is at the heart of our commitment to providing lifelong care to companion animals,” said Jonathan Wainberg, senior vice president and general manager, Pets, Synchrony. “By partnering with Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, we are bringing together resources and people to better support future veterinarians and help develop and diversify the veterinary profession. “

Through this partnership, TUCVM and Synchrony will provide vital skills and training in veterinary best practices to aspiring veterinarians. TUCVM students will receive scholarships which can be used to cover tuition fees, including tuition, required fees, books, room and board, and other educational expenses. Recipients will be selected by the college veterinary medicine scholarship committee.

Synchrony supports veterinarians and veterinary universities across the country through CareCredit, a leading promotional financing solution for health, veterinary and personal care. For over 30 years, CareCredit has been a valuable funding option for treatments and procedures, providing pet owners with the peace of mind needed to care for their pets, large and small. Synchrony has partnered with 26 of the country’s 32 veterinary colleges, offering CareCredit to their veterinary patients.

To learn more about the Synchrony Foundation and its philanthropic plans to support veterinary medical education, financial education, mentoring, professional forum and networking, visit www.synchrony.com.

For more than seven decades, TUCVM has trained veterinarians who have made immense contributions to the world at large. To learn more about the living legacy of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, visit www.tuskegee.edu/vetmed.

About synchronization

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a leading consumer financial services company. We offer a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative banking products for consumers, in key industries including digital, retail, home, automotive, travel, health and animals. of company. Synchrony allows our partners to increase their sales and retain consumers. We are one of the largest private label credit card issuers in the United States; we also offer co-branded products, installment loans, and consumer finance products for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers. Synchrony is changing what’s possible with our digital capabilities, deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, seamless customer experience, and personalized financing solutions. For more information, visit www.synchrony.com and @Synchrony on Twitter.

About Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

Located in Alabama as one of the state’s two accredited veterinary programs, the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) was envisioned in 1944 by Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, founder of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), and officially established at Tuskegee in 1945. TUCVM is the only professional veterinary medicine program located on a historically Black college or university (HBCU) campus in the United States. The College has trained over 70 percent of the country’s African American veterinarians and has been recognized as the most diverse of all veterinary schools / colleges in the country. The main mission of the College is to provide an environment that fosters an active, independent and autonomous learning spirit, intellectual curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, ethics and leadership; and promotes education, research and services in veterinary medicine and related disciplines. For more information, visit www.tuskegee.edu/vetmed.

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