AAVMC Partnering with HOSA to Promote Veterinary Medical Careers via Veterinary Science Competitive Event

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2022 – The Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is partnering with Future Health Professionals-HOSA to sponsor a veterinary science competition at HOSA’s 2022 International Leadership Conference, June 22-25 in Nashville, Tennessee.

HOSA is a global, student-led organization that promotes health industry career opportunities.

The event is part of a year-long sponsorship that is designed to generate maximum visibility for the veterinary medical profession and provide young people interested in veterinary science with role models, mentors, and the most up-todate materials available to help them make informed career choices.

The Veterinary Science Competitive Event will showcase outstanding veterinary science competitors from HOSA-chartered associations and local chapters, enabling members to learn more about veterinary medical care and what knowledge and skills are required for the diagnosis and treatment of animals.

“The sponsorship between AAVMC and HOSA provides a ‘win-win’ for both organizations,” said HOSA Executive Director Jim Koeninger. “It provides young people interested in veterinary science with the best role models and mentors possible combined with the AAVMC’s pipeline of young people who are involved in making career choices.”

About the AAVMC:   The member institutions of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals, and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff, and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include Council on Education (COE) accredited veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.