ANKENY, Iowa –The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) is pleased to announce that Kimberlee Baker, originally of Stillman Valley, is the recipient of the IVMA Recruitment Scholarship for 2018.
This scholarship is used a tool to encourage an outstanding student who might, without the scholarship, enroll at another veterinary college and is renewable for three years.
To receive this scholarship the student must be recognized by the Dean and the admissions committee as an outstanding student that would advance the profession and the College of Veterinary Medicine, maintain a GPA above 3.0, be involved in student organizations or a research project, be a member of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) and be recommended by student representatives to the IVMA.
Baker graduated Summa Cum Laude from Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science in December of 2014. She recently completed her second year at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also working on her Veterinary Preventative Medicine Master’s degree with a research focus on preventing PEDV and PRRSV infections in swine herds.
After obtaining her DVM in 2020, Baker said she hopes to find a position as a swine veterinarian in Southeast Iowa where she can apply both her veterinary and research skills to help producers produce safe and affordable pork. She is working on her Masters research with Dr. Holtkamp at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and will has served as an Afterhours Necropsy Technician for the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
She is married to Kyle Baker, originally of Morning Sun, Iowa and is the daughter of Bruce and Laurel Gerardy of Stillman Valley.
The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) is a 501c3 nonprofit, member-service organization dedicated to the veterinary profession. The IVMA supports member veterinarians and promotes the profession through continuing education, publications and advocacy.