Mazzoccoli awarded with Veterinary College Scholarship
Alyssa Mazzoccoli, a sophomore at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received a scholarship. Mazzoccoli is originally from Chicago, Illinois.
Mazzoccoli was awarded the Dr. Frances Joan Masser Scholarship, awarded for academic merit. At the College of Veterinary Medicine, Mazzoccoli is the class of 2025 representative for the surgery club as well as 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 for Animal Behavior.
Mazzoccoli graduated from Main South High School (Park Ridge, Illinois) in 2017. She also graduated from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a minor in Neuroscience and a Certificate in development of biomedical research in 2021.
The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is one of 32 veterinary schools in the United States. He launched an innovative veterinary program that emphasizes the integration of clinical skills and basic sciences relevant to veterinary practice throughout the four-year doctoral program. Students in the Illinois program, unlike those in other veterinary programs, spend 15 weeks during the first two years of study in areas of veterinary practice and practice clinical skills in an expansive learning center equipped with models and simulations.