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AAZV Post Graduate and Veterinary Student Competitions for 2017

AAZV invites veterinary students, MS and PhD students, and veterinarians in a post-graduate training program (interns and residents) to present their work at the AAZV annual conference. Individuals who have recently completed these programs are also eligible. The top presentations in the Graduate Degree Program Competition and the Post-graduate Veterinarian Competition will be recognized with awards. The intent of these competitions is to foster and recognize scholarly efforts from developing clinicians and researchers in zoo and wildlife medicine and the related sciences. See below for details on each of the three competitions.

Veterinary Student Accepted Presentations and Posters

This 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 species. Both oral presentations and posters are eligible for this competition. This is not a judged competition, but all participants will be awarded a complimentary banquet ticket sponsored by Safe-Capture International, Inc. Please see specific eligibility criteria below.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The 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 matter 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 AAZV Conference Call for Abstracts while the student is in veterinary school or within the first year after graduating from veterinary school.
  • The student must be first author on the submitted abstract.

Click HERE for a listing of recent winners.

Graduate Degree Program Competition

This competition is open to students currently enrolled in or who have recently completed a MS or PhD degree program. Presentation subjects can include any of the traditional veterinary or related science disciplines that impact the management of non-domestic species. One $500 award will be presented to the winner of this judged competition sponsored by Animal Necessity, Inc. Only oral presentations are eligible. Please see specific eligibility criteria below.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The work must have been completed while the student was actively enrolled in a MS or PhD degree program.
  • The work must be submitted to the competition for an oral presentation and must be submitted either during active status in the degree program or within one year following completion of the program.
  • The presentation material must be a direct component of the student’s degree program research.
  • Veterinary students, interns, and residents dually enrolled in graduate degree programs may enter two competitions if they are fully eligible for both.

Click HERE for a listing of recent winners. This award was generously supported by Wildlife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1984 thru 2012.  In 2012, Wildlife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. increased its support of AAZV with an annual contribution to the Wild Animal Health Fund, and Animal Necessity graciously volunteered to sponsor the award.

Post-graduate Veterinarian Competition

This competition is open to graduate veterinarians who are currently enrolled in or have recently completed postgraduate training in a clinical internship or residency program.  Presentation subjects can include any of the traditional veterinary or related science disciplines that impact the management of non-domestic species. A $900 first place award and a $600 second place award will be presented to the winners of this judged competition sponsored by Morris Animal Foundation. Please see specific eligibility criteria below.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The project must have been completed while the veterinarian was actively engaged in a clinical post-graduate training program (internship or residency)
  • The work must be submitted to the competition for an oral presentation and must be submitted either during active status in the program or within one year following completion of the program.

The Morris Animal Foundation has generously supported this award since 1991.  Click here for a listing of the past winners.

Contact Information:

All questions should be directed to Dr. Kim Rainwater at krainwater@fortworthzoo.org

 

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