Recent Colorado Veterinary Grads Eligible for $70K Awards

To address a shortage of rural veterinarians, the state of Colorado has implemented its Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program (VELRP) that awards up to $70,000 to each recipient over a four year period.  Up to four recipients will be selected each year, and applications for the initial round of awards

Celebrate National Vet Tech Week 2018

It’s time to celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week! The 25th annual event, promoted by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), runs from October 14-20, 2018. It’s a great opportunity to focus on the important veterinary nursing role that techs play as part of the veterinary team. Vet techs

Colorado State University to Expand Veterinary Campus

The Colorado State University Board of Governors approved the addition of a 12,150 square foot facility to the veterinary campus this week, as reported by The Coloradoan.  The South Campus Animal Research Facility project will house animals under the care of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Pre-Surgical Research Laboratory, the

AVMA Offers Student Loan Repayment Webinar

The American Veterinary Medical Association will offer a webinar on Student Loan Repayment Options and Strategies on October 29, 2018 at 1pm Eastern time.  The presentation, part of the AVMA Lead & Learn webinar series, will feature three speakers: Dr. Bridgette Bain (AVMA economist), Dr. Caroline Cantner (AVMA Assistant Director

Veterinary Career Network to Host Online Career Fair

Here’s something different for job seekers—the Veterinary Career Network, launched by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2006, is hosting its first ever online career fair on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  The fair will run from 11am to 3pm Eastern time. The inaugural VCN Career Fair currently lists 137 participating employers

Lincoln Memorial Offers New Dual Vet Med Degree

Lincoln Memorial University (in Tennessee) has announced a new veterinary-focused dual degree program—a Masters of Science in Veterinary Biomedical Science that can count towards first year coursework for a DVM degree.  The MS-VBS program involves 30 hours of full-time graduate level veterinary courses, including Veterinary Anatomy I and II.  MS-VBS

PetSmart Charities to Fund Scholarships at 21 Vet Schools

PetSmart Charities has announced that it has earmarked more than $500,000 in scholarship funds for students attending 21 North American veterinary programs.  PetSmart hopes that the scholarships will boost student interest in shelter medicine and the human-animal bond.  Since 2015, the nonprofit group has awarded more than $6 million in

University of Nebraska Opens Dog Behavior Lab

The University of Nebraska has announced a new research facility that will focus on the study of dog behavior.  The Canine Cognition and Human Interaction Lab is part of the Department of Psychology.  It will conduct a series of research studies involving dog behavior and psychology, and also investigate how

Ross University Upgrades Veterinary Facilities

The recent trend of veterinary schools revamping their facilities has continued with Ross University (in the Caribbean) announcing the completion of a major addition.  The Research and Pathology Building is a 19,000 square foot research facility with a $10.5 million price tag. The new facility will allow students and faculty to