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OSU students compete in Spring Animal Welfare Assessment Contest

April 27, 2023
AVMA’s first ever Spring Animal Welfare Assessment Contest

The Animal Welfare Judging Team, lead by Zach England, M.S., Lecturer with the Department of Animal Sciences, had 15 students compete in the inaugural American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) spring virtual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest. The virtual event took place April 22-23 with students from around the world participating.

This year the students assessed potbellied pigs and broiler breeder chickens. Each student took part in assessing the animals using scientific theory and data to evaluate their welfare. OSU students excelled at the competion taking home several top awards in numerous divisions. To learn more about AVMA and to view all of the individual winners in each division click here.

Undergraduate Junior Division

  •  Christina Adams, 1st Place
  •  Chloe Creque, 2nd Place
  •  Megan Hohman, 3rd Place
  •  Dominic Doxsey, 5th Place

 Undergraduate Senior Division

  • Elizabeth Schafer, 2nd Place
  • Jessie Bouterse, 3rd Place
  • Brianna Strayer, 4th Place
  • Emily Morris, 5th Place

 Graduate Division

  • Brenna Braasch, 1st Place