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More Demand Than Ever for Veterinary Medical School Application Fee Reimbursement

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., November 13, 2020 — More veterinary medical school applicants than ever before applied this past year to take advantage of a an application reimbursement program. The program is offered by the Association of American Veternary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) through the Veterinary Medical College Application […]

2021 AAVMC Annual Conference Transitions to Virtual Experience

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20, 2020 — The 2021 Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Annual Conference & Iverson Bell Symposium, “Catalyze 2021: Connect & Innovate in the Face of Global Challenges” will be presented as a virtual experience because of the pandemic.  Originally […]

Number of Applicants to Veterinary Medical Colleges Soars 19 Percent Year-Over-Year

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2020 — The number of applicants seeking admission to veterinary medical college during the 2020-21 admissions cycle rose 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 […]

AAVMC Launches Online VMSAR Directory

MEDIA CONTACTS:Jeff Douglas or Jeanne JohnsonPhone: 202/371-9195, x144Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2020 — For aspiring veterinarians, the Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) publication is the essential guide to becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)—and it’s now available as an online, Web-based directory at https://applytovetschool.org/. Produced by the Association of […]

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 […]

AAVMC Hires New Director for Wellbeing

Washington, D.C., April 21, 2020 –  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has hired Makenzie Peterson to serve as the organization’s first Director for Wellbeing. Peterson will bring a systems-oriented, community-wide perspective to the task of developing and implementing programs that promote wellbeing at AAVMC member institutions. Over the past several years, the veterinary […]

Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or ACT)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from […]