Mazzoccoli Recognized with Veterinary College Scholarship

Alyssa Mazzoccoli, second-year student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently honored with a scholarship. Mazzoccoli hails from Chicago, Ill.

Mazzoccoli received the Dr. Frances Joan Masser Scholarship, awarded for academic merit. At the College of Veterinary Medicine, Mazzoccoli serves as the Class of 2025 representative for the Surgery Club as well as a Hill's Student Representative. She is also a member of the University of Illinois Chapter of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association, the Companion Animal Veterinary Association, the Production Medicine Club, the Illinois Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

Mazzoccoli graduated from Main South (Park Ridge, Ill.) High School in 2017. She is also a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, earning a bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences with a minor in neuroscience and a certificate in biomedical research development in 2021.

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 32 veterinary schools in the United States. It pioneered an innovative veterinary curriculum that focuses on integrating the clinical skills and basic sciences relevant to veterinary practice throughout the four-year doctoral degree program. Students in the Illinois program, unlike those in other veterinary curricula, spend 15 weeks during the first two years of study embedded in veterinary practice areas and practicing clinical skills in an extensive learning center equipped with models and simulations.

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