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Student Award Competitions

AAZV Post Graduate and Veterinary Student Competitions for 2016

 

AAZV invites veterinary students and veterinarians in a post-graduate training program (including those who have recently completed such programs) to present their work at the AAZV annual conference. The top presentations in each group at conference will be recognized with awards. The intent of these competitions is to foster and recognize scholarly effort from developing clinicians and researchers in zoo and wildlife medicine and the related sciences.

Morris Animal Foundation sponsored 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 animals. A $900 first place award and a $600 second place award will be presented to the winners.

Eligibility requirements:

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

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

Safe-Capture International, Inc. to sponsor Veterinary Student Accepted Presentations and Posters

This 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 complimentary banquet ticket will be awarded to each accepted veterinary student. Please see specific eligibility information below.  Click HERE for a listing of recent winners.

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 scientific conference program 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.

 

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. Click here for the listing of past winners.

 

Animal Necessity sponsored 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 animals.  One $500 award will be presented to a winner.  The sponsorship will also cover a complimentary banquet ticket to be awarded to each accepted veterinary student presenting a talk of their manuscript.  Please see specific eligibility information below. This is a new competition initiated in 2015.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The presented material project 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 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.

Competition Entry Procedures:

  • Participants should follow the instructions contained in the "Call for Papers” announcement posted on the AAZV website to submit their abstracts to the AAZV Annual Conference through the on-line submission process.
  • Submitters must mark "yes” to the question asking if they wish to enter the competition during the submission process and supply pertinent information.
  • A certification document will be sent to all submitters who are accepted into the conference program. This document must be returned by the specified deadline to be fully entered in to the competition.
  • Participants must present an oral presentation at the AAZV Annual Conference. Participants will be judged on a combination of their published abstract and oral presentation.

Contact Information:
All questions should be directed to Dr. Kim Rainwater at klrainwater@gmail.com

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