Veterinary Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2019

The 2019 Zoetis/AAVMC Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, sponsored by Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, is now accepting applications.  Second and third year veterinary students in the U.S. (and certain schools in the Caribbean) are eligible to apply for one of the $2,000 awards.  Approximately 300 scholarships

Long Island University Adds Veterinary Technology Program

Long Island University has announced that in addition to its plans to open a new college of veterinary medicine in 2019, the institution is adding a new four-year veterinary technology program for the Fall 2018 semester.  The veterinary technology program is the first four-year program to be offered on Long

New “My Veterinary Life” Website from AVMA

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has created a new website that will serve as a career planning resource for veterinary students and new veterinarians during the critical transition from vet school to professional life. The My Veterinary Life website provides content focused on three areas: career development, financial management, and

Feline Vet Student Scholarships Announced

The Winn Feline Foundation and the American Association of Feline Practitioners have partnered to offer two $2,500 scholarships for third or fourth year veterinary students.  One award will go to a student with an interest in becoming a feline practitioner, while the other will go to a student interested in

Veterinary Essay Contest to Award Cash Prizes

The VIN Foundation has announced its second annual essay competition for veterinary students, which will award cash scholarships for the top three finishers.  Each submission must be 1,000 words or less and address the 2018 topic: “Now that you are in veterinary school, what do you wish you had known

Purdue Joins Vet School Renovation Wars

Purdue University is the latest veterinary school to announce a multi-million dollar renovation of its teaching hospital.  More than $37 million was earmarked this week by the state budget committee to replace the large animal teaching hospital and make other necessary improvements. The new 76,000 square foot large animal facility will

Veterinary Scholarships Offered by Dairy Association

The National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) is now accepting applications for its veterinary student scholarship program.  The $1,500 scholarships are available to third and fourth year veterinary students at AVMA accredited schools. Applicants will be judged on their interest and involvement in the dairy industry, as well as their interest

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Announces Major Expansion

The UC Davis veterinary teaching hospital has revealed plans to double the size of its facility.  This ultra-expensive upgrade will cost more than $508 million (yes, half a billion) dollars to complete.  Approximately $57 million has been raised to begin the first phase of construction.  Once finished, the complex will

Proposed Vet School Denied Accreditation

The proposed 31st veterinary program in the U.S. was denied accreditation for a second time this week by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  The University of Arizona had originally hoped to enroll a class of vet students last year, but the continued denial of accreditation will push the start date

Vet Camp Contest for Middle School Students

Do you know (or are you) a middle school student that wants to become a vet?  Royal Canin and Vet Set Go have joined forces to offer a contest that will award three grand prize winners the chance to attend Auburn University’s 2017 Junior Vet Camp (July 9th to 14th).