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Vet-Med Educator – October 2020

October 2020 VMCAS Applicant Numbers Soar 19 Percent Year-Over-Year The number of applicants seeking admission to veterinary medical college during the 2020-21 admissions cycle rose an astonishing 19% year-over-year. Preliminary data show that a total of 10,273 applicants submitted applications this year, compared to 8,645 last year. Over the past several years, the number of […]

Focus – September 2020

OPTIMIZING PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL WELLBEING At AAVMC, we believe that personal and community wellbeing, especially in high-performance environments like medical education, is not only possible, but crucial. Enhancing Wellbeing at the Organizational Level Wellbeing in the veterinary medical healthcare profession has never been more important, and the AAVMC is responding. We’ve launched a systems-based initiative […]

National Veterinary Scholars Symposium Virtual, Real Success

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2020 — After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the in-person 2020 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS) scheduled for San Diego in July, the AAVMC and conference sponsors quickly retooled to present the important meeting as a virtual experience. With […]

Amy Kruzich from The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Wins Scholarship Fundraising Award

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org Download a photo of Amy Kruzich.WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2020–Ms. Amy Kruzich, executive director of development at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) 2020 Award for Fundraising Excellence in Student Scholarships. The Iowa State […]

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Kevin Doerr Earns AAVMC’s 2020 Communications Excellence Award

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org Download a photo of Kevin Doerr.WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2020–The communications program at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, led by Director of Communications Kevin Doerr, has been recognized with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) 2020 Communications Excellence Award. Judges praised Purdue’s program for […]

APLU & AAVMC Establish Gene-Editing in Animal Agriculture Task Force

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2020 — The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today announced the creation of a Gene Editing Task Force.  Recognizing the potential for gene editing to increase food security and safety, the […]