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May 2014
AAVMC Partners with Zoetis in Veterinary Student Scholarship Program
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will work with Zoetis to administer the Zoetis Student Scholarship Program, a major source of financial support for veterinary medical students enrolled at accredited universities in the United States and Caribbean. Since the program was started, Zoetis has provided more than $3.6 million to more than 1,100 veterinary students. Learn more.
Veterinary Student Engagement System Launches
Each step in the decision-making process on the path to becoming a veterinarian has its own questions and issues. A high school student might have different information needs than a parent or a person who is ready to apply to veterinary medical school. For that reason, the AAVMC recently created the Veterinary Student Engagement System (VSES) to engage prospective veterinarians and other admissions and recruitment stakeholders in targeted ways. Learn more.
Task Force to Evaluate Potential Faculty Fellows Program
The AAVMC has established a task force to evaluate the possibility of developing an AAVMC Faculty Fellows program that would provide participating faculty members with training and practical experience in leadership, public policy development and service. The idea emerged in recognition of the important role advocacy plays in academic veterinary medicine and the profession it serves, as well as the success of similar programs the AVMA operates for practitioners and emerging professionals. Learn more
Using Data in Your Professional Life
Acquiring, analyzing and adding value to data in a manner that strengthens academic veterinary medicine is a core function of the AAVMC. The AAVMC annually gathers data representing veterinary student faculty, students and applicants from our 28 operational colleges of veterinary medicine as part of the Annual Data Report. This information informs decision-making and policy development for our members, and it helps others understand our modern operating environment.  This month we take a look at our faculty data. To examine the public data for 2013-14, click here.
CUGH Conference Attracts Cross-Section of Global Health Leaders
AAVMC representatives will attend the Consortium of Universities for Global Health's (CUGH's) 2014 Global Health Conference, Universities 2.0: Advancing the Global Health Agenda in the Post MDG Era, May 10-12, at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC. AAVMC recently joined CUGH, which is dedicated to "making the university a transforming force in global health." Learn more.
CSU's Edward Hoover Joins National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Edward Hoover, a professor in Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, and the recipient of the 2012 Merial-AAVMC Excellence in Research Award, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Hoover's work led to the development of the most widely used vaccine for feline leukemia. Hoover and colleagues were also the first to explain how chronic wasting disease is transmitted through the shedding of prions in blood, urine and saliva. Learn more.
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