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18 Mar, 2013, 13:37 ET Bipartisan Legislators Form Veterinary Medicine Caucus In the U.S. House of Representatives - An Historic First

U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), both veterinarians, have joined forces to form the first-ever, bipartisan Veterinary...


27 Feb, 2013, 13:48 ET AAVMC Awards Melcher Leadership Award to Will Hueston, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that it has awarded the 2013 AAVMC Senator John Melcher DVM...


20 Feb, 2013, 16:42 ET Mary Anna Thrall, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Receives 2012 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award, Presented by Zoetis

 Professor and veterinarian Mary Anna Thrall from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has been chosen by the Association...


12 Feb, 2013, 09:30 ET Ronnie Elmore, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Receives AAVMC's 2013 Iverson Bell Award

Kansas State University Associate Dean Ronnie G. Elmore marveled about how much times have changed when he was notified that he would receive the...


16 Jan, 2013, 14:37 ET Dr. James Coffman to Deliver the AAVMC's Recognition Lecture

Dr. James Coffman, former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University (KSU) and an expert in leadership development, has...


26 Jul, 2012, 09:30 ET Colorado State University Professor Edward Hoover to Receive the Merial-AAVMC Excellence in Research Award

Veterinarian and Colorado State University (CSU) Professor Edward Hoover will receive the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges'...


30 May, 2012, 14:20 ET Study Affirms the Changing Role of Veterinary Medicine, Need for the Profession to Evolve

Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine Already Responding, Retooling What does the future hold for veterinary medicine?  Are...


17 May, 2012, 09:30 ET St George's University Joins Schools Using the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

 The School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University on the island of Grenada in the West Indies achieved full membership in the...


10 Apr, 2012, 14:49 ET Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Names New Executive Director

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Andrew Maccabe as its new executive director, effective May 15,...


26 Mar, 2012, 16:42 ET Addressing The Changing Dynamics of Food Animal Production and Implications for Academic Veterinary Medicine

Expectations for a Worldwide Increase in Demand, Evolving Need for Veterinary Expertise  At the recent 2012 Annual Conference of the...


23 Mar, 2012, 10:30 ET Veterinary Medical Colleges Introduce Focus on the Importance of Preventive Health Visits for Companion Animals

At the recent 2012 Annual Conference of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), veterinary medical colleges teamed...


14 Mar, 2012, 15:07 ET Veterinarians and Veterinary Educators Focus on Financial Concerns

Veterinarians, veterinary medical educators, and veterinary industry representatives often turned their attention to economic issues this past...


12 Mar, 2012, 11:27 ET AAVMC Releases Preliminary Study Data on the Campus Climate at U.S. Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine

 The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) on Saturday released the results of a highly anticipated, first-of-its-kind...


06 Mar, 2012, 08:15 ET Veterinary Educators to Converge on the Hill to Raise Awareness

In what is characteristically the largest one-day visit by academic veterinary leaders on Capitol Hill, the deans and department chairs of our...


17 Feb, 2012, 08:15 ET AAVMC Awards Melcher Leadership Award to Lonnie King, Dean of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that it has awarded the 2012 AAVMC Senator John Melcher, DVM...


06 Feb, 2012, 08:03 ET Veterinary Medical Colleges Cope With State Cuts but Feel the Pain

 The nation's 28 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine (CVMs) are feeling the painful effects of $104 million worth of state...


16 Jan, 2012, 09:15 ET Veterinary Medical Colleges Hit Hard by Financial Cuts in Public Support

Veterinary Groups Meet to Join Forces, Plan a Response to the Crisis  The nation's 28 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine...


13 Jan, 2012, 11:43 ET Anton Hoffman, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, Receives 2011 Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award

 Professor and veterinarian Anton Hoffman of Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been chosen...


20 Dec, 2011, 10:59 ET The Virus Hunters: Tracking Down the Next HIV

Animal/Human Connection Means That Veterinarians Monitor Emerging Diseases, Work To Keep People Healthy, Too It's not a matter of...


09 Nov, 2011, 11:06 ET The AAVMC Salutes the Canine Heroes Who Served the Country at Home and at War - and the Veterinarians Who Continue To Keep Them Healthy

  Dr. Bess Pierce at VMRCVM is one such veterinarian  On Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, it's timely to consider that it's not only...


20 Oct, 2011, 10:09 ET AAVMC Retains Governmental Affairs Firm

In order help tell the story of academic veterinary medicine to policymakers within the federal government, the Association of American Veterinary...


25 Jul, 2011, 15:29 ET Stephen W. Barthold, Distinguished Professor of Veterinary and Medical Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine at California, Davis, Receives the Inaugural 2011 Merial-AAVMC Excellence in Research Award

Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine will receive the Association of American...


20 Jul, 2011, 14:00 ET Looking to the Future, AAVMC Board of Directors Approves NAVMEC Report - "Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible"

On Sunday, July 17, the board of directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) approved a report by the North...


16 Jun, 2011, 19:37 ET Funding for Food Safety Labs Restored in Federal Budget

Many of the Labs Are Located at Colleges of Veterinary Medicine The U.S. House of Representatives today, by unanimous voice vote, passed an...


16 Jun, 2011, 10:30 ET Top FDA Official: E. coli, Other Food-borne Illness "Inevitable"

Veterinary Medical Colleges Play Pivotal Role in Protecting the Nation's Food Supply The outbreak of significant instances of E. coli infection...