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December 2023


The Zoetis Foundation/Dr. Catherine A. Knupp Scholarship

The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges is pleased to announce the 2024 The Zoetis Foundation/AAVMC Dr. Catherine A. Knupp Scholarship opportunity.


Named for Catherine A. Knupp DVM, MS, who led the Zoetis Veterinary Medical Research and Development organization for many years. This scholarship commemorates Dr. Knupp's many contributions to scientific innovation as a veterinary scientist and leader in human and animal health research and development.


Two $25,000 scholarships will be awarded to veterinary students who aspire to pursue an advanced degree in basic or veterinary clinical research fields of study.


The application process closes February 12, 2024 at 11:59pm EST. All applications must be fully submitted by February 12th to qualify. Learn more and submit applications here.

2024 Diversity Leadership Scholarships available

AAVMC will again offer Diversity Leadership Scholarships in partnership with Merck Animal Health.


 The application process closes January 15, 2024, at 11:59pm EST. All applications must be fully submitted by January 15th to qualify. Learn more and submit applications here.

2024 Chewy Scholarship

AAVMC has partnered with Chewy Health, the dedicated healthcare arm of Chewy, to provide $300,000 in scholarships to underserved veterinary students. The Chewy Veterinary Leaders Program will reward fifteen third-year students with a $20,000 scholarship paid directly to their educational institution via the AAVMC. The program looks to help increase representation within the veterinary profession by working with individuals from underserved groups and communities who might otherwise have limited access to these types of resources.

This opportunity is open to qualified students at U.S. AAVMC Member Institutions. Applications can be submitted here and are due 1/15/24 by 11:59 EST.

Call for AAVMC Committees

AAVMC is currently seeking volunteers to fill vacancy positions on multiple committees. Volunteering is your opportunity to help shape the future of veterinary medical education! Any employee of an AAVMC member institution is eligible to serve unless otherwise indicated. Some committees may be limited to Full Members only and will be specified on the sign up form.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please review the open AAVMC volunteer opportunities. All committee members are appointed by the AAVMC President and commit to three years commencing after the April Annual Conference. Learn more about AAVMC Committees here

Please submit your application and supporting documents using the link associated with the committee below by January 31, 2024.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in academic veterinary medicine is a core value for the AAVMC. We welcome and encourage the nomination, including self-nomination, of members of the AAVMC community from underrepresented and/or otherwise marginalized communities for open committee positions.

If further information is warranted, please reach out to Monique Pierce, Member Engagement Manager at mpierce@aavmc.org. Please note the opportunity close date so that you do not miss a chance to be considered.


Diversity and Inclusion

AAVMC Technical Competencies Webinar

The Technical Competencies webinar hosted by AAVMC is available for viewing through AAVMC Learn. There you will find the fully captioned video, the exemplar document, and a chapter on technical competencies. 

The Exemplar Technical Competencies document can also be viewed here.

The Top Episode of the Year is...listen on Apple Podcasts here.

Diversity & Inclusion On Air

New episodes coming up in 2024!

Tune in for a replay of past episodes on YouTube here.


Don't forget to subscribe to the Podcast to connect with the latest conversation around VetMed.

The Podcast is available to enjoy on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts and YouTube

Professional Development

AAVMC Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium, April 11-13, 2024 Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC

Stay Tuned for Registration Details in January 2024

AAVMC and members of CIVME represent in Uruguay, November 2023


Deans Leadership Conference - By Invitation - January 11-13, 2024

AAVMC Annual Conference & Iverson Bell Symposium - April 11-13, 2024, Washington, DC

PCVE 2024 - October 17-19, 2024, The Ohio State University

Veterinary Medicine in the News

Dog flies from Alaska to Florida for cancer treatment

Fox 35 Orlando


UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine weighs in on mystery dog disease

CBS News – Sacramento


Could a Drug Give Your Pet More Dog Years?

The New York Times


Dr. Kwane Stewart, who cares for the pets of those experiencing homelessness, is CNN’s Hero of the Year



Texas A&M AgriLife Research Develops Veterinarian Recruitment Toolbox

Bovine Veterinarian


Who’s a good boy? Hopefully, you and your dog at the airport.

The Washington Post


Veterinary students awarded $530,000 in scholarships from The Foundation for the Horse

DVM 360


Veterinarian-turned-lawmaker takes action, saying vet shortage in Colorado hurts pets and people

CBS News – Colorado 

UMES launching veterinary school in big, historic move to address need

Delmarva Now


From Our Members

Training Veterinary Professors of the Future: New NC State Program Welcomes Inaugural Class

NC State University


LSU Vet Med Researcher Awarded $1.8 Million Grant By NIMH For Brain Circuit Research

Louisiana State University


Partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition combines strengths to advance student learning, elevate patient care

Kansas State University


Saving Stella Through Diagnostic Imaging

Tufts University


Pesticides detected in beeswax

Cornell University


Wisnieski Heartworm Research Published

Lincoln Memorial University


Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine experts explain how to care for your livestock during the cold months ahead.

Texas Tech University


CVM Experts Caution Against Overreaction To Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Cases

University of Missouri


Pharmacist’s Corner: Effectiveness of Supplements for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

PVM Faculty Among Researchers Honored with Purdue Seed for Success Acorn Awards

Purdue University

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