The AAA is proud to announce that the Richard Dixon Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Amber O’Neill. Amber is not only one of our own members, but also a senior veterinarian science student at Charles Sturt University undertaking an honours project in 2021. Amber’s project will assist with the early identification of immunocompromised cria, and potentially could lead to improved neonatal survival rates in alpaca. This is very relevant to the future sustainability of the alpaca industry. We look forward to her research outcomes.