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AAVMC Names New Director of Marketing and Communications

MEDIA CONTACTS:Susan Leigh or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: sleigh@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., January 12, 2022 — The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Susan Leigh as the association’s new director of marketing and communications. Leigh’s experience includes leading the execution and direction of strategic marketing and communications initiatives for both the government […]

AAVMC Announces 2022 Professional Excellence and Service Award Honorees, Lowrie Diversity Scholarship Winner

The AAVMC has announced the recipients of four awards that recognize professional excellence, achievement and service in academic veterinary medicine. The professional awards, as well as a student scholarship award, will be presented during the AAVMC’s 2022 Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium, which will be held both in-person and virtually March 3-5, 2022. “The […]

Another Solid Increase in Veterinary Medical School Applicants for 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 14, 2021 — Record numbers of applicants continue to seek admission to veterinary medical schools affiliated with the American Association of Veterinary Medical Schools (AAVMC). Following the September 29 deadline for the 2021-2122 Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) admissions cycle, a total of 10,834 qualified applications had been received by colleges and […]

Veterinary College Common Application Service Deadline Extended by Natural Disasters

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., September 10, 2021 — The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has extended the 2022 Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) deadline about two weeks because of the impact of natural disasters on the process. The new VMCAS 2022 application deadline is Wednesday, […]

National Veterinary Scholars Symposium Showcases Veterinary Medical Research

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 17, 2021 – Almost 900 people convened for the virtual 2021 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS), an annual scientific gathering that showcases veterinary medical student research. Hosted by the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the meeting was held August 4-6. The massive virtual gathering of students, faculty, university and business […]

University of Wisconsin Wins 2021 Communications Excellence Award

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2021 — The communications team at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine  has been awarded the 2021 Communications Excellence Award from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Wisconsin was recognized for overall programmatic excellence and an historic […]

UC Davis Wins AAVMC’s 2021 Scholarship Fundraising Excellence Award

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2021 — The advancement team at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded the 2021 Award for Fundraising Excellence in Student Scholarships from the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). The award seeks to advance the AAVMC’s strategic […]

AAVMC/APLU Gene Editing Task Force Recommends ‘Remodeling’ Federal Regulatory Landscape

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2021 — Gene editing in agricultural animals has the potential to unleash enormous gains in productivity. But in order for those gains to be realized, “a remodeling of the federal regulatory landscape is needed.” That’s the conclusion of a panel of […]

Journal of Veterinary Medical Education Now Using a Hybrid Open Access Model

Contacts:         JVME Editor Dr. Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher rschoenfeld@aavmc.org   AAVMC Communications Jeffrey S. Douglas jdouglas@aavmc.org   University of Toronto Press, Journals Antonia Pop apop@utpress.utoronto.ca Washington, D.C., July 7, 2021 — The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the University of Toronto Press are pleased to announce that beginning in July 2021, the Journal of Veterinary […]

Outgoing JVME Editor-in-Chief Dr. Daryl Buss Reflects on an Auspicious Career in Veterinary Medicine

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2021 — As young person who dreamt of becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Daryl Buss never envisioned himself as the editor of an academic journal. But that role was the capstone of a distinguished career that included clinical practice, […]