April 2016

AAVMC to Relocate International Headquarters

655 K Street, Washington, DC
In a move that will provide more suitable facilities and advance the One Health agenda, the AAVMC will relocate its international headquarters to the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) new office building at 655 K Street in Washington, D.C. this September.

That building is rapidly becoming a nucleus for leading educational associations in the health professions, including the AAMC, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Physician Assistants Educational Association. There are reports that other healthcare oriented educational associations are considering a move.

“This is a strategic move for the AAVMC,” said Executive Director Dr. Andrew Maccabe. “It’s a modern building designed from the ground up to promote organizational collaboration and productivity so it’s better for us in that respect. Moreover, it will enable us to work on a day-to-day, side-by-side basis with leading educational associations serving physicians, dentists, physician assistants and other healthcare organizations. I believe this will position us for success in a number of key areas, including One Health.”

Opened in 2014 as a “destination learning center,” the AAMC headquarters is a 290,000 square foot complex of office, conference, and retail space in Washington’s evolving Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood.

Designed to foster collaboration through spaces such as project teaming labs, social hubs, and more than 60 conference rooms, the building also has a rooftop terrace and café for staff and member functions. The two-story learning center features a 200-person capacity multipurpose room and eight additional conference rooms to accommodate a variety of meetings and professional development programs.

With its abundance of natural light, the building was designed to achieve a LEED Gold certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. An estimated 75 percent of the building’s roof area is covered with extensive green roofing.

The AAVMC will occupy about 4,000 square feet on the seventh floor of the building. Designers are currently configuring the office and conference room facilities, and the AAVMC will have access to other conference rooms and convocation facilities.

The AAVMC has occupied facilities at 1101 Vermont since the late 1990’s.

Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program Awards More than 350 Scholarships

Zoetis and the AAVMC have announced this year’s winners of the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. Now in its sixth year, this program recognized 353 second-and third-year veterinary students and presented more than $700,000 in scholarships during the recent 2016 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium.

To date, this program has awarded over $5.2 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students.

“At Zoetis, we are committed to the veterinary community and the animals in their care,” said Christine Jenkins, DVM, DACVIM, Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, U.S. Operations at Zoetis. “We are proud to reward and recognize these veterinary students who are already demonstrating academic excellence, a strong commitment to veterinary medicine, and leadership. By awarding these scholarships, we hope to not only lessen the financial burden felt by many of these students, but encourage every recipient to focus on their future and become leaders in the field.”

This year, nearly 1,500 applicants from universities throughout the United States and the Caribbean were evaluated based on several criteria, including academic excellence, financial need, diversity, sustainability, leadership, and career path.

“The AAVMC is proud to partner with Zoetis on this important program,” said AAVMC Executive Director Dr. Andrew Maccabe. “Their ongoing contributions and commitment to the veterinary profession continue to address some of the most critical challenges our industry faces. We’re grateful for the opportunity to join Zoetis to help veterinary students achieve their academic and professional goals and ultimately, shape the future of the profession.”

The program is providing important scholarship assistance for students during a time when student debt has emerged as a major issue within the profession and society. The median debt of indebted graduates of U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine was $156,583 in 2015, about 5.5% higher than it was in 2014, according to AAVMC data.

"Zoetis has gone above and beyond to hear and respond to the need for financial support of veterinary students,” said Jennifer R. Rowntree of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. “The financial support I have received from Zoetis has allowed me to gain valuable practical experience that has further prepared me for graduation."

This year, the scholarship recipients recognized by the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program reflect a broad range of professional interests. Among the 2016 awarded scholars:
  • 31% percent are from racial and ethnically diverse backgrounds
  • 30% percent are studying mixed animal medicine
  • 9% percent are studying to practice food animal medicine
  • 28% percent are going into small animal practice
  • 13% percent are going into equine exclusive clinical practice
  • 7% percent are entering academia (research and clinical), public health, or government
  • 15% percent will go into other areas, such as zoo/exotic, lab animal, wildlife, etc.
The program operates as part of Zoetis Commitment to Veterinarians™, a platform created by Zoetis to support leadership and diversity among future veterinarians while also helping to offset the significant costs associated with a veterinary education. Students applied for the scholarships through VetVance®, a free educational resource sponsored by Zoetis, that provides students and recent graduates with online content relating to professional development, business skills, professional stewardship, financial literacy, and much more.

To view a list of this year’s scholarship recipients, please click here.

Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2015, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.

AAVMC Expands Research Agenda

The AAVMC is expanding the scope and breath of its research and data collection operations. In addition to reporting on long-standing topics such as the quality of the applicant pool, the AAVMC’s research and data team is delving into new and more in-depth areas of investigation that include wellness initiatives and gender as it relates to leadership opportunities and career interests.

The AAVMC’s 2016 research agenda encompasses four main areas: pre- and post- admissions applicant research, CVM admissions, campus climate and student wellness initiatives, and gendered pathways into the profession and into leadership positions within academia.

“Data collection and analysis is a core part of our service portfolio and we are focused on excellence in service and quality,” said AAVMC Executive Director Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe. “By empirically exploring our ever-evolving operating environment, we can provide our member institutions with the business intelligence they need to make the informed and strategic decisions that will lead to their success.”

The AAVMC research team, led by Associate Executive Director of Institutional Research and Diversity Dr. Lisa Greenhill, is also committed to interpreting and communicating data in easily understandable and engaging ways. Data Analyst/Program Manager Timothy Shanahan works with Greenhill to develop infographics that succinctly convey important research findings that might otherwise get lost in a maze of numbers and paragraphs.

“Our goal is to make important data as accessible and available as possible,” said Dr. Greenhill. “We are excited about taking our scholarly work and transforming it into images for wider use by our office and by our member institutions. Data visualization enables viewers to grasp key concepts in a fraction of the time that it would usually take to digest and interpret data.”

Greenhill added that including new areas of investigation such as the availability of student grants and scholarships or information on applicant predictors of debt better enables member institutions to keep their fingers on the pulse of issues or trends affecting academic veterinary medicine now and in the future.

See a timeline and breakdown of the AAVMC’s 2016 research agenda here.

Senator Franken Honored with Charter “President’s Award for Meritorious Service”

Senator Al Franken's Legislative Director Ali Nouri accepting the award at gala.
The AAVMC recently awarded its first “President’s Award for Meritorious Service” to Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) in recognition of the leadership role he has taken on Capitol Hill in advancing One Health.

Senator Franken’s Legislative Director Ali Nouri accepted the award on his behalf during the AAVMC’s recent 50th Anniversary Gala ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

“Senator Al Franken is the leading advocate for One Health on Capitol Hill, and he has led efforts to push the Obama administration to develop a One Health orientation to global health and wellbeing,” said AAVMC Past President and Dean of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Trevor Ames. “Having chosen three veterinarians to serve as Fellows in his office, Senator Franken has witnessed first-hand the depth and breadth of knowledge that our profession can bring to today’s global health challenges.”

In presenting the award, AAVMC Past President Dr. Trevor Ames announced that Senator Franken had introduced the national “One Health Act of 2016” in the Senate on the day before, Friday, March 4. (See related story in this edition of the VME)

“There is a need for increased coordination and collaboration between the human, animal and environmental health sectors at the national level,” said Ames. “Senator Franken has put a much-needed spotlight on this issue and I know that he, more than anyone, is working to establish a path forward for One Health.”

The AAVMC operates a comprehensive annual awards program to inspire and recognize achievement and excellence in education, research and service. The board created the new “President’s Award for Meritorious Service” in 2015 to recognize an individual for a singular achievement or specific contribution in academic veterinary medicine. It will be presented periodically, not necessarily annually.

“Fix the Debt… Our Future, Our Responsibility Summit at Michigan State

Thought leaders from throughout the academic and organized veterinary medical communities will converge at Michigan State University April 20-22 for a major symposium focused on the issue of the cost of veterinary education and student debt.

The "Fix the Debt… Our Future, Our Responsibility” conference is sponsored by Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the AAVMC and the AVMA. Planners have been working on program development since 2015 and held a major planning meeting in November 2015 to map out the meeting.

Leaders from throughout the profession are concerned about both the immediate and long-term implications of the student debt issue. Some of these include potential effects on the size and quality of the applicant pool and continuing challenges in meeting the diversity and inclusivity goals shared by the academy and the profession. Other concerns include health, wellness and quality-of-life issues for students and graduates, as well as continued growth and development of the profession itself.

Summit goals include the development of a shared understanding about issues contributing to the student debt problem, including educational costs, debt management and starting salaries; raising stakeholder awareness of the severity and implications of the problem, and developing strategies for resolving the issue.

AAVMC Expresses Concern, Takes Steps in Face of Controversial North Carolina Law

AAVMC has joined a large number of corporations and organizations that are expressing concerns about the recent passage of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act in North Carolina. Many people believe that the controversial measure allows discrimination against LGBT people, which is at odds with AAVMC’s Principles of Inclusion.

Those principles state, “We confront and reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, political beliefs, geographic, socioeconomic, and educational background or any other differences that have led to misunderstanding, hostility and injustice.”

“Because our principles challenge us to actively confront and reject discrimination and prejudice, AAVMC will not hold meetings or sponsor events in North Carolina unless we can ensure that all participants at our events will be treated with dignity, respect and equality under the law," said Andrew T. Maccabe, Executive Director of AAVMC. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and adjust our position if warranted by subsequent changes in the law.”

See official statement.

Broad Spectrum Recognizes Educators with 2016 LGBT+ Awareness Awards

The Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association (BSVSA) has recognized three prominent AAVMC member institution educators as charter recipients of the group’s annual LGBT+ Awareness Award.
This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Broad Spectrum’s mission by developing awareness of the LGBT+ community and its importance within the realm of veterinary education and practice. Those honored are considered an inspiration on their campus for veterinary medical students.

2016 honorees include Dr. Deborah Kochevar, dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton, Massachusetts; Dr. Suzie Kovacs, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California; and Dr. Kenita Rogers, executive associate dean at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in College Station, Texas.

Dean Kochevar was the first veterinary school dean to join the LGVMA. She helped to organize the Tufts Veterinary Council on Diversity, an organization that includes Broad Spectrum VSA and Veterinary Students as One in Culture and Ethnicity (VOICE). She is also a great source of support for the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She makes an effort to attend all diversity related events, provides help with funding, and has frequently stepped into the role of club advisor.

Dr. Kovacs teaches a course called Veterinary Issues to first and second year veterinary students, which tackles “out-of-the box” issues that the veterinary profession faces, including diversity and inclusion, according to BSVSA officials. Dr. Kovacs also recently completed a nationwide survey of diversity and climate across veterinary campuses focusing on faculty and staff. She presented her pioneering findings at the AAVMC’s Iverson Bell Symposium in 2015, highlighting the need for inclusion training among faculty and staff across veterinary schools. She is considered an inspirational source of support for veterinary students at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Rogers has been passionate about promoting inclusivity at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a strong mentor and advocate for both the Broad Spectrum and VOICE chapters at Texas A&M and her leadership has resonated throughout academic veterinary medicine and the profession. She also supports the inclusion of minority students in the residency program and runs the Council of Diversity and Professionalism.

Broad Spectrum’s mission is to connect, support and empower community for LGBT+ veterinary students and allies across veterinary education among North American and Caribbean colleges. Broad Spectrum, founded in 2011, is the national leadership board and umbrella organization for LGBT+ veterinary campus chapters and is the student-arm of the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).

National One Health Act of 2016 Introduced by Senator Franken

Senator Al Franken
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced legislation on Friday, March 4 that would establish a coordinated national plan to fight diseases that come from animal sources, including Zika and Ebola.

The One Health Act of 2016 would charge the nation's agencies—from the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—to work together on identifying specific goals and priorities to help understand, prevent, and respond to animal disease outbreaks.

"Nearly 75 percent of emerging human diseases, including Zika and Ebola, come from animals," said Sen. Franken. "Unfortunately, when those kinds of diseases threaten us, there often hasn't been enough coordination between animal health and human health officials. It's long past time we have plans in place before disease strikes, which is why I'll be pushing hard to pass my bill into law."

The One Health Act of 2016 would require the Obama Administration and federal agencies to create a comprehensive strategy—the National One Health Framework—that will outline ways they can work together to address infectious diseases in animals and the environment, in order to prevent spread into human populations.

It will also create competitive grant programs to carry out the programs outlined in the framework and spur collaboration between health programs at the state and local level. Sen. Franken's legislation will also urge international health organizations, like the World Bank and World Health Organization, to increase investments in One Health approaches to global health security.

AAVMC government relations officials and others in collaborating organizations are currently working to help build support for the bill on Capitol Hill.

AAVMC Recruitment Efforts Augment Member Programs

Recruiting new generations of students and providing a quality admissions experience is a top priority for all AAVMC member institutions. The AAVMC works closely with admissions offices and student advisors to make sure undergraduates, high school and primary school students are exposed to opportunity.

Ensuring that the pipeline supports AAVMC and member institution objectives to create a diverse and inclusive profession is a key part of that.

Over the past two years, a number of programs and empirically based strategies have been created and developed to achieve these goals. The admissions and recruitment office works closely with Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Dr. Lisa Greenhill to accomplish those objectives

To provide systematic and credible communication with potential new veterinary students, the AAVMC created the Veterinary Student Engagement System (VSES) in 2015, which transmits individual newsletters every month to high school and undergraduate students, as well as applicants and advisors. That subscriber base increased 70 percent during 2015.

The Pathways newsletter is being positioned as the “go-to” vehicle for news and information for applicants and pre-applicants.

Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs Tony Wynne also makes a number of personal presentations to spread the word. In recent months, Wynne has spoken to about 1100 potential applicants at meetings in Florida, Kentucky and New York. About 1700 potential applicants have connected with the AAVMC through webinars and another 1500 have attended conference presentations at the meetings of the NAACP, the APVMA and U-C Davis

A poster titled “A Guide to Preparing for Veterinary School," which contains useful advice and pointers is being prepared for undergraduate and high school pre-vet advisors.

A number of other programs associated with Liaison International, the contractor who operates the VMCAS service, are also being considered. Their Enrollment Management Platform will provide lead generation and management. Their “CollegeWeek Live” program provides a platform for virtual career fairs that connects prospects with individual schools.

In fact, this July, about 15 member institutions are slated to engage with the AAVMC on the first virtual “Vet Med Career Fair.” Another is scheduled for Fall 2016.

Additionally, the Admissions and Recruitment Committee is gathering data and building components to establish a comprehensive national research strategy.

Recruiting Resources Available from Variety of Sources

Although AAVMC research shows the majority of prospective veterinary students initially express and interest in the profession prior to age 10, there is still a need to conduct outreach and recruiting programs. Such programs help these young students sustain their interest in the profession, while also exposing students with delayed interests to career opportunities in veterinary medicine.

Given that young men and students from historically underrepresented backgrounds either express an interest in their teens and/or need additional nurturing to pursue their professional interests, the need to recruit youngsters into veterinary medicine becomes critical to our ability to meet current and future societal needs.

There is a wealth of free or low cost resources available online to faculty and practitioners for use in their recruiting efforts. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides K-12 educational resources that include downloadable PowerPoint presentations, brochures, videos and coloring books. AVMA Tools for K-12 Educators can be found here.

Many AAVMC Member Institutions offer recruiting and K-12 classroom support resources. Two NIH-funded programs of note are Purdue University’s, Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses, and Texas A&M University’s Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health program. Both programs provide off the shelf curricula and lesson plans through middle school grades, as well as videos, brochures, activity books and games for use in the classroom to spark interest in science, agriculture and veterinary medicine.

If your institution has an evidence-based outreach program with free or low cost resources for faculty and practitioners to use during recruiting outings, please forward links to lgreenhill@aavmc.org. AAVMC will make the links available on our website for future use.

UC Davis SVM Makes Dual appearances on Jeopardy

What’s an eight letter word that suggests academic veterinary medicine is gaining mindshare in popular culture? J-E-O-P-A-R-D-Y! As in the popular game show! The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine recently collaborated with the popular program on two different episodes featuring categories on veterinary medicine.

The show’s nine million U. S. viewers were educated on different facets of modern veterinary medicine during shows that aired on October 21, 2015, and on January 12, 2016.

And while the catchy jingle and snappy pace make it all seem pretty smooth and easy, there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes that meets the eye. Just ask UC-Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital Communications and Marketing Officer Rob Warren, who worked closely with show writers and producers to complete the project.

“Our appearance on Jeopardy was an extremely in-depth and time consuming process,” said Warren. “I worked with the show's writers and producers for more than two months to finalize the clues and shots for each.”

First, school officials brainstormed about 40 different scenarios for potential clues, and eventually worked with show writers to hone them down to about 15 finished clues. It took another month for the Jeopardy team to test and validate the clues.

The next task was even more daunting: organizing a comprehensive shoot on campus to film 15 different clues during 30-minute production slots, all in a single day! The Davis team was faced with coordinating a schedule that involved 15 separate locations (all strategically decorated with requisite branding materials), engaging and coordinating faculty and staff and, of course, identifying and procuring different animals. All of this had to happen within another “business as usual” day within one of the nation’s busiest teaching hospitals.

“Some took less, some took a bit more, but overall the crew was efficient in the filming process,” said Warren. “It was full day of filming, but a swift day.”

The project required the cooperation of many different members of the college community, but the spectacular results made it well worth the effort. Warren also gave high marks to the production team.

“They were extremely professional in their approach to each shot and the overall process,” he said. “It was definitely an enjoyable day for everyone.”

Here’s the five clues aired on the October 21, 2015 show under the category "Veterinary Medicine":

One of the most important procedures students learn in the UC Davis veterinary hospital is how to perform these two birth control surgeries depending on if the animal is male or female. What is spaying and neutering?

The hospital has its own blood bank and a program for local dogs to give blood; dogs with type DEA 1.1 negative are considered this, their blood suitable for any recipient. What is a universal donor?

The state-of-the-art linear accelerator, with real-time imaging, is designed to treat cancer more quickly by delivering precise doses of this to destroy abnormal cells. What is radiation?

With a fistulated cow, students literally have a window into the beginnings of the digestive process and what happens to food and nutrients in this first chamber of the stomach. What is the rumen?

As seen in these before and after photos, dogs benefit from eye surgery to restore vision loss caused by this clouding of the lenses. What is cataracts?

Here’s the five clues that aired on the show’s January 12, 2016 telecast under the category "Horse Health":

At UC Davis, they not only save the lives of animals, but they also create new life through their equine reproduction services; for mares when it doesn't happen "the old fashioned way" it does happen by this 2-word process. What is artificial insemination?

On a treadmill doctors test a horse's endurance, cardio and respiratory rates at different gaits from walking or trotting to this fastest gait at 25 to 35 miles per hour. What is a gallop?

A common surgery is for treatment of this gastrointestinal condition that causes irritability and crying in babies but is fatal in horses. What is colic?

Horses have been treated with acupuncture for over 2,000 years; it provides pain relief (and is used to treat other conditions) by stimulating the release of these natural, morphine-like "happy drug" hormones. What are endorphins?

It's an old art, but by studying a horse's teeth, the shape, surface, the angle of the incisors, you can fairly estimate this. What is its age?

Career Fair Reaches Out to Prospective Veterinary Medical Students

About 500 prospective veterinarians and guests attended the AAVMC’s 2015 Career Fair at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. in March.

The AAVMC conducts the annual career fair as an outreach to students who are interested in veterinary careers. This year, students and parents thronged around 23 display tables staffed by veterinary medical college representatives, including admissions officers and deans, as well as additional tables staffed by representatives of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS), and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

Attendees asked questions and picked up informational materials about schools, admissions requirements, and veterinary careers.

After spending time in the exhibition hall, students attended various information sessions, including a session on how to prepare to apply to veterinary school that covered what schools are looking for, student debt, financial literacy, and the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS).

Another session on “Robot Jockeys, Senate Hearings & Superbugs: A Career Outside of the Clinic,” featured the career path of Dr. Chase Crawford, director of the AAVMC and Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative. Dr. Crawford’s unorthodox career has included serving as an AAAS Congressional Science and Technology Fellowship in the office of U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and as a human-animal interface Intern with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

In addition to learning about veterinary school admissions and careers, some Career Fair discussions centered on financial topics, including ways to cope with cost of a veterinary medical education. For example, two speakers discussed the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, in which borrowers can have loan payments forgiven after 10 years in exchange for working full-time in specific public service jobs, including working for 501c3 tax exempt organizations such as the AAVMC and many educational institutions.

Analysis of Career Fair Registrants Yields Insights

Students planning to attend the AAVMC Career Fair were invited to pre-register and complete a survey about their career interests. Data collected from career fair registrants continue to help the AAVMC and its member institutions prepare for the next generation of veterinarians.

Sixty-two percent of registrants reported being in high school and nearly a third (32%) were undergraduates or college graduates. Interest in the career fair has grown among college students as the proportion of undergraduate students increased by over 50 percent from last year. As a group, the registrants were significantly more racially and ethnically diverse than the veterinary profession as a whole. Slightly under half (49%) of the registrants identified as being a member of a racial or ethnic group that has traditionally been underrepresented in veterinary medicine (URVM). Approximately 84 percent of respondents were female.

Overall, 80 percent of registrants currently own pets. Ninety-two percent of Caucasian registrants own pets, while 69 percent of students who identified as URVM reported owning a pet.

Our aspiring veterinarians were interested in careers that involve direct contact with animals. Treating companion animals was the leading career choice with 80 percent expressing an interest in this area, followed by work with zoo, aquatic, and wildlife animals (68%), while 56 percent were interested in working with farm animals and horses. For the 41 percent of registrants already accumulating veterinary contact hours, the proportion of these hours is generally consistent with the pattern of stated career interests.

Only about 20 percent of registrants reported being employed or mentored by a veterinarian at the time of registration. Caucasians were twice as likely to report being mentored by a veterinarian as URVM registrants. Nearly 50 percent of white registrants reported the accumulation of veterinary contact hours while only a third of URVM students reported doing so. Gender based disparities in pre-professional engagement were also observed. Forty-three percent of female registrants have begun accumulating contact hours while just under a third of male students have.

These findings underscore the need for specific programming to ensure students are receiving an equitable degree of early exposure to the veterinary profession.

Academic Veterinary Medicine in the News

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CSU Gets Anonymous $20 Million Gift for Regenerative Medicine Facility
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'Camera Pill' to Examine Horses
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Pet Scans
The Scientist

Free Lead Testing Event for Dogs in Flint Water Crisis

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Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Event to Cover One Health
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Merck Animal Health, AVMF, Announce Scholarship Winners

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Zoetis, OVC Partnership to Study Mental Health Issues Affecting Veterinarians

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Confronting Suicide in the Veterinary Community
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Odd Cat Helps Raise Funds to Expand Services at Purdue's Veterinary Hospital
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Zoetis Awards Scholarships to More Than 350 Veterinary Students at 2016 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Conference


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Texas Tech, Kansas State to Research Use of Medicine in Beef

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Iowa Farm Bureau Releases Antibiotic Report
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U of S Researchers Capture First Images and Video Inside a Horse's Abdomen

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Duke Doctors, NC State University Vets Team Up Against Cancer

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