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Walk and Wags: A Fundraiser in Memory of Local Child

(Knoxville, TN. May 13, 2013)-- Dr. Ellen Yungmeyer (UTCVM '13) is the first recipient of the Abby Elliott Gibson Memorial Endowed Veterinary Medicine Scholarship.  The scholarship. Click here to read the story Amy McRary wrote in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Click here to read the story Samantha Smoak wrote for The Daily Beacon.                

                    

The 2013 Walk and Wag Dog Walk was held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

Pictured below: Dr. Ellen Yungmeyer (CVM '13) is the first recipient of the scholarship.

 

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(Knoxville, TN, May 2012) --  Abby Gibson loved animals--especially horses.  This caring 10-year old brought love and joy into every life--human and animal--she touched. Abby dreamed of one day going to UT College of Veterinarian and becoming an animal doc.

           

      

In the summer of 2010, Abby died from injuries received in a horseback riding accident. News Sentinel reporter Amy McCrary spoke with Jennifer Gibson about her daughter Abby. 

 

To embrace her dreams, the Abby Gibson Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Endowment at UTCVM was created. To help raise funds for the endowment, Abby's mom has created the Walk and Wag Dog Walk.

                                          

WBIR's Emily Stroud spoke with Abby's mom, Jennifer, about the little girl's love of animals and her dreams of being a veterinarian. Click here to watch the story.

All proceeds will benefit the Abby Gibson Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Endowment at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

 

Posted: 05-13-13 Viewed: 22747 times

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