Veterinary Technology Student Receives Sue Busch Memorial Award

Published on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Veterinary Technology student Rachel Weidele (pictured left in grey, black, and red) received the Sue Busch Memorial Award, a $500 scholarship from the Pet Care Trust. This competitive award is given to 10 students each year.

Rachel was recognized for her academic and volunteer work. She is active in the Becker College Animal Health Club and in the kennel at the Lenfest Animal Health Center on the Leicester campus. She serves as a work-study student and a teaching assistant. Rachel has volunteered for the Mazunte Project, a Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association-sponsored trip to spay/neuter stray dogs that threaten turtle populations in coastal Mexican communities and to provide health care for local pets and education to pet owners. She received an excellent evaluation on her work with the project and was invited to return. Rachel will enter her junior year at Becker in the fall.

About the Sue Busch Memorial Award

Sue Busch was an influential leader in the North American pet industry community. For more than three decades, she was deeply concerned with the health and welfare of companion animals. Ms. Busch believed that veterinary medical and technician education was a crucial element in the maintenance and assurance of high standards for companion animal health. Because of her long-standing belief and dedication to these values, numerous friends and colleagues within the pet industry have made it possible to create these annual memorial awards to outstanding veterinary technicians.