Zinpro Corporation, the leading provider of animal nutrition solutions, announced that the company has awarded Carol Baumann with the 2021 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship. Established in 2011, the Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments by a veterinary student studying food-animal medicine at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarship honors Dr. LaVerne Schugel, former director of the company’s research and nutritional services department, who graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1957.
Originally from Wyoming, Illinois, Baumann grew up on a farm, raising and showing dairy cattle in 4-H, caring for her horse and bonding with her dogs. This passion for animals grew deeper roots and led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota. “After graduation, my goal is to practice as a mixed-animal veterinarian in the Midwest,” said Baumann. She’s enthusiastic about helping animals and working alongside their owners, saying, “I want to help owners understand the important roles that proper health and nutrition play in the long-term wellbeing of their animals.”
“Dr. Schugel was always in the front row, ready to learn,” said Dr. Terry Ward, global director of strategy and sustainability at Zinpro. “Like Dr. Schugel, it’s amazing to witness the commitment and dedication these students have to their studies. I’m excited to see the positive impact that Carol makes on the lives of animals and their caregivers.”
Baumann expressed her gratitude for the scholarship, “I would like to thank Dr. Ward and Zinpro for presenting me with this generous scholarship.” Baumann continued, “I was excited when I received the news! This scholarship will help support my journey to becoming a veterinarian.”
For more than 50 years, Zinpro has pioneered the research and development of performance trace minerals and innovative solutions that improve the health and wellbeing of both animals and people. As a family-owned, privately held company, our steady growth has come as a result of quality products, a world-class team of experts and a commitment to helping our customers achieve more through science-based trace mineral nutritional solutions. With 11 regional offices in 10 countries and products marketed in more than 70 countries worldwide, Zinpro is the global leader in advancing greater nutrition and smarter practices for a better, more sustainable world. To learn more visit zinpro.com.