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The Morris Animal Foundation - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Post-graduate Competition

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ZOO VETERINARIANS

 

MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION POST-GRADUATE COMPETITION 

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WILDLIFE PHARMACEUTICALS VETERINARY STUDENT COMPETITION 

 

 

The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians invites veterinary students and veterinarians in a post-graduate training program, or those who have recently completed those programs, to present their work in the "Future of our Profession” session at the 2012 AAZV annual conference. The intent of these competitions is to foster and recognize scholarly effort in developing clinicians and researchers in zoo and wildlife medicine and the related sciences.  The presentations will be judged and the best presentations at the 2012 AAZV conference will be recognized by an award. 

 

The Morris Animal Foundation - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Post-graduate Competition is open to graduate veterinarians currently enrolled in, or who have recently completed, postgraduate training in a zoo or university internship, residency, or MS/PhD training program.  Presentation subjects can include any of the traditional veterinary or related science disciplines that impact the management of non-domestic animals.  Morris Animal Foundation will present $900 to the first place winner and $600 to the second place winner.    

 

The Wildlife Pharmaceuticals Veterinary Student Competition is open to current veterinary students and veterinarians within one year of graduation.  Presentation subjects can include any of the traditional veterinary or related science disciplines that impact the management of non-domestic animals.  A $600 first place award and a $400 second place award will be presented to the winners.  Please see specific eligibility information below. 

 

 

Competition Entry Procedures:

1)     Specific eligibility information is included at the end of this document.  Please verify your eligibility.

2)     Participants should follow the instructions contained in the "Call for Papers” announcement posted on the AAZV website to submit their title to the AAZV 2012 Annual Conference through the on-line submission process.

3)     Submitters should select the "Future of our profession” session and confirm eligibility for one of the competitions.

4)     Submissions will be evaluated by the AAZV Education Committee and the AAZV Scientific Program Committee.  Only those entries accepted into the "Future of our profession” session will be eligible for the competitions.

5)     Participants must present an oral presentation at the 2012 AAZV Annual Conference.  Participants will be judged on a combination of their published abstract and oral presentation at the annual AAZV conference. 

 

Contact Information:

All questions should be directed to Dr. Michael Adkesson at michael.adkesson@czs.org

 

 

Eligibility requirements for the Morris Animal Foundation - American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Post-graduate Competition:

§  The study or project must have been completed while the veterinarian was actively engaged in a post-graduate training program (internship, residency, or MS/PhD program). 

§  The work must be submitted to the competition either during active status in the program or within one year following completion of the program.

§  The presenter must be accepted into the "Future of our profession” session for the 2012 AAZV conference

 

Eligibility requirements for the Wildlife Pharmaceuticals Veterinary Student Competition:

§  The study or project must have been completed while the student was actively enrolled in veterinary school, although this does not imply that the study was done at the school (i.e. projects could have been completed during an externship, clinical rotation, summer program, independent study, etc).  The work must have been completed prior to graduation from veterinary school. 

§  The subject must entail original research, retrospective studies, or case reports.  A literature review alone does not qualify for the competition.

§  The work must be submitted to the competition while the student is in veterinary school or within the first year after graduating from veterinary school.

The presenter must be accepted into the "Future of our profession” session for the 2012 AAZV conference
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