Kansas State University’s Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry. The Master of Agribusiness combines an M.B.A. and an M.S. in agricultural economics with a focus on professionals working in the animal health and agribusiness industries. Applications are now being accepted... more »
Alice Horne, a third year student at the Nottingham Veterinary School, has won a poster presentation competition organised by the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) during the Association’s Spring Meeting in Cambridge on 23-24 March. The competition was sponsored by Virbac and was for the best poster or presentation relating to the use of a... more »
For the fifth year, Zoetis and the are teaming up to award scholarships to bovine veterinary students. Applications now are being accepted for the 2013 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarships. The AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarships are funded through a partnership with veterinarians, animal health suppliers and dealers. Scholarships are awarded to bovine veterinary students... more »
Today, in an effort to offset the significant costs associated with a veterinary education, 288 second- and third-year veterinary students at accredited universities throughout the United States and the Caribbean each received a $2,000 scholarship from Zoetis™ and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Now in its fourth year, the program provided a total of... more »
MSD Animal Health Connect and Equine Connect bursaries now open for 2013
The Connect Bursary allows UK veterinary students to perform independent research during summer and is an excellent way for veterinary students to study abroad or begin projects they could never otherwise afford to take part in.
Both bursaries are worth £1000 and three overall winners will be eligible for a share of an additional £6000 prize fund.
For more information contact Paul Jennings by calling 01694 731777 or by e-mail.
More details can also be found at MSD.
Vet students vote top university
Throughout most of 2012, vet students across Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been tirelessly voting for their veterinary school’s place on the leader board in the Hill’s Top Dog competition. Now the results have been revealed, confirming that the generous 10,000 EUR grand prize has gone to Israel and the 2,000 EUR prize to France.
Read more to see who won.
Ratio of income to debt for new vets ‘ominous’
A report by the NY Times has revealed stark increases in student debt in the last decade, with median borrowing of $63 000 per year according to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
This figure has not been met by increasing wages. Starting salaries have in fact fallen by 13% to an average of $45,575, with a lower total population of pets and rising medical costs resulting in too many vets and not enough jobs.
Unfortunately there are no simple solutions: vet schools need to make it obvious that new vets will face higher debt.
Vets agree that the current situation is simply unsustainable, thousands of students paying for more expensive training to do worse paid jobs just simply doesn’t add up.
For the full story visit the NY Times.
10 new poisoning modules from VPIS to be released on Vetacademy
The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) has announced a collaboration with online content supplier Vetstream to develop a series of ten CPD modules covering the most common types of poisoning to animals.
The modules will be hosted on Vetacademy, a Vetstream service which provides e-learning modules and online videos in partnership with some of the world’s leading veterinary CPD providers.
For a full list of modules read more.
Kansans can use their vehicles to show they support pets.
Revenue from a new “I’m Pet Friendly” license plate will be used to reduce the stray animal population. Proceeds from the sale of the plates will support scholarships for Kansas State veterinary students who will work with local animal shelters, particularly in spay/neuter programs.
With a one-time production fee of $45.50 and an annual donation of $50, the new plate can be picked up at county tag offices across the state.
The dean of Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Ralph Richardson, says the program can help improve the quality of animal health throughout the state.
Read more at KWCH.
University of Surrey appoints architects to build new school of veterinary medicine
The University of Surrey has appointed leading architecture firm Devereux Architects to create a master plan for its new School of Veterinary Medicine.
The new school is one of the largest and most prestigious future development sites at the university. The building will sit within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and comprises three complimentary and inter-related buildings, totaling approximately 9000m2 – an Academic Building, Veterinary Skills Centre and a Veterinary Pathology Facility.
Visit MRCVS for the full story.