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Legacy Endowed Scholarship

AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship
Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program Now Open

New for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program will award four $1,000 scholarships to students at each of the AVMA- accredited veterinary colleges in the U.S. and the following international veterinary colleges: Atlantic Veterinary College; St. George's University; Ross University; Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies; Royal Veterinary College and the University of Glasgow.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline to apply is October 15. Click here to access the AVMF Scholarship Portal.


AVMA GRD Externship


AVMA Government Relations
Student Externship Program
AVMA Government Relations Division 

Are you a veterinary student who wants to impact public policy and expand your professional network? You may be interested in the AVMA’s 2019 Government Relations Student Externship Program!

During the four-week program, students live in Washington, D.C. and learn more about public policy issues facing the veterinary profession. Externs will work with AVMA’s government relations team to perform tasks such as educating congressional staffers on the AVMA’s legislative priorities, attending congressional hearings and briefings, and meeting with a variety of veterinarians in sectors of the federal government and nonprofit organizations. During their externships, students will discover the scope of veterinary medicine in government and expand their understanding of the legislative process.

Applications are due October 12, 2018. Please visit the AVMA website for application information and if you have any questions please email or call 800.321.1473.


AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest

AVMA Animal Welfare Division

Test your animal welfare knowledge by competing in this year’s AWJAC at Colorado State University on November 16-18, 2018!

The AWJAC is a great place to analyze the welfare of various types of animals in different scenarios.  You will determine the welfare of animals in virtually developed and live scenarios and then present your decision orally to the judges.  The AWJAC is also a fun opportunity to meet and mingle with other animal welfare experts!

This year’s species include:
Dairy Goats
Green Iguanas
Egg Laying Ducks
Live Assessment: Polo Ponies

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY OCTOBER 15 Questions? Please contact Dr. Sharon Kuca at 847-285-6713 or We hope you can join us!


My Veterinary Life

My Veterinary Life
New Website Launch

My Veterinary Life is a dedicated microsite for students and recent graduates. Navigate your transition from student to veterinarian, nurture your personal wellbeing, and establish strong financial habits. The AVMA is committed to being by your side for guidance, direction and support every step of the way, from your first-year through graduation and all the milestones as you establish your veterinary career.  

Browse the collection of resources at


Veterinary Career Center Webinar

VCC Webinar - Leadership and Team Building for Practice Success

Join the AVMA Veterinary Career Center on Wednesday, August 15, for a free, one-hour webinar, explore the leadership and team-building skills needed to run a thriving veterinary practice. Dr. Peter Weinstein, veterinary practice consultant and member of the AVMA’s Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee, will discuss how veterinarians and veterinary practice owners can acquire the skills to be successful leaders.

You will learn about:

  • The skills it takes to be an effective leader and how to develop them
  • How having a practice vision, mission, and set of values can help you build a strong and collaborative team
  • The difference between a leader and a manager
  • How a healthy work culture can lead to improved job satisfaction, higher staff retention, and better patient care and client relationships

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.


TITLE: Leadership and Team Building for Practice Success
DATE: Wednesday, August 15
TIME: Noon - 1:00pm Central Time
CE Credit: 1