A Four Star Veterinary Service (FSVS) veterinarian was awarded a debt-relief scholarship by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation during its recent virtual annual meeting. The AASV Foundation awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Daniel Gascho, DVM, with the FSVS Mexico, Indiana, clinic.
The AASV Foundation awarded three $5,000 scholarships to early-career swine practitioners through the “Dr. Conrad and Judy Schmidt Family Student Debt Relief Endowment.” The purpose of the scholarships is to help relieve the student debt of recent veterinary graduates engaged in swine practice who still have significant debt burden. Qualified applicants must have been engaged in private practice with at least 50% of their time devoted to swine, providing on-farm service directly to independent pork producers.
Gascho is a 2017 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and is the top associate veterinarian at the FSVS practice in Mexico, Indiana. His clients range from potbellied and show pigs to large commercial herds. He serves almost exclusively private and family farm clients. He has been a continuous member of AASV since joining as a student and has attended multiple annual meetings.