Oregon State University
Skip navigation

Vet Gazette

Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine eNewsletter

Caring Veterinarian Inspires A Scholarship

March 26th, 2019

Jon and Carolyn Kreitz created a scholarship inspired by their family veterinarian, Dr. Steven Haley (Class of 2001)

The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine (CCVM) provides a top-notch education to the best and the brightest students, and while veterinary college is a rewarding journey, it is a difficult and expensive one. Scholarships provide critical financial relief, but equally important, a scholarship tells a student:  Keep working hard, someone believes in you.

Jon and Carolyn Kreitz recently made that vote of confidence in veterinary students by endowing the Grace L. Kreitz Scholarship in honor of Jon Kreitz mother, who was a lifelong animal lover. The endowment will provide $8,000 to one student every year.

The Kreitz’s were inspired to make this gift by the excellent care their pets have received from OSU alum Dr. Steven Haley (Class of 2001). “We hope our scholarship will help the next generation of veterinary professionals so other families can experience first-hand the professionalism, expertise, and caring Dr. Haley has provided our family,” says Jon Kreitz.

Last month, the Kreitz’s braved a construction zone to visit Magruder Hall and meet with Dean Tornquist to learn about her vision for the future of CCVM. They were given a tour of the expanding facilities by hospital director Dr. Helio deMorais. “Carlson College is in good hands with these two professionals,” says Kreitz.

Carolyn Kreitz is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and Jon Kreitz a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he was assisted by an academic scholarship.

“We feel it is important to help others gain the opportunity for higher education. With the high cost of education, in a small way we hope we can assist future generations of veterinary students.”

Visit the CCVM scholarship web page to read testimonials from students on what their scholarship meant to them.




Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments are closed.

Recent posts


March 2019
  • Categories

  • Popular Tags