Tatum Odland is the recipient of the Zinpro/Schugel scholarship established by Zinpro in honor of LaVerne Schugel, former director of Research and Nutritional Services at Zinpro.
Odland, whose career commitment is to eliminate preventable zoonotic diseases, is set to graduate in 2020 from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, according to a Zinpro press release.
“I love being able to help people through animals, and I love to see the human-animal-bond strengthened when people know how to care for their animals,” Odland said.
Odland, originally from Plymouth, Minn., earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2016. Her industry experience ranges from the Minnesota State Fair Miracle of Birth Center to government organizations and research laboratories.
Terry Ward, global director of Research and Nutritional Services for Zinpro Corporation, says Odland stood out amongst other applicants for her commitment to helping people care for their animals.
“Tatum has shown the same commitment to animal health and wellness demonstrate by Dr. Schugel, for which this scholarship was named,” Ward says.
Zinpro Corporation established the Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship in 2011 shortly after the retirement of Schugel, recognizing a third-year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota.