Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Vet Gazette

Hey fellow veterinary students!
It’s time for the next round of submissions for The Vet Gazette, a blog style publication run by the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) and written entirely by veterinary students.  Check it out at  This email is a call for you to submit something to be published!
Win $$cash$$ prizes for submitting your work to The Gazette.  See below for submission categories and send ‘em in!
Deadline for this issue of The Vet Gazette is October 8th at 11:59pm PST
Email me at with any questions. 
1.     Cases and Abstracts: Have you worked on a unique clinical case recently? Has your own pet been a puzzling case? Have you been involved with laboratory, clinical, or field research? We’d love to hear about your work! Send us your case report or research abstract - pictures are highly encouraged!

The author of the best submission will receive $100; 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 each.
2.     Creative Corner: (your artwork, photos, poetry, and other artistic/creative works) we welcome all arts, limited only by your imagination, and not necessarily vet-school-related. Please title your piece, or if you wish, specify “Untitled.”
If submitting images, please limit yourself to a maximum of three. The creators of the four best submissions each receive a $50 prize.
3.     Foot in Mouth Disease: Laughter is the best medicine, so share your funny experiences, jokes, poems, photos, or more with us! In this category, anything goes.

The funniest submission will receive $50; 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 each.
4.      Life as a Vet Student:
1.     Do you have any embarrassing pet stories that make you not want to admit to being a vet student? We want to hear the "do as I say and not as I do" moments.
2. We want your clinics horror stories. Have you worked with insufferable clients? Nightmarish rounds? Patients that want you dead? Send 'em our way! Remember to please keep names confidential.
The author of the best submission for each category will receive $100; 4 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 each.
5.     Trivia:  How many veterinarians are currently serving in the US House of Representatives?
Two winners with the correct answers will be randomly selected and awarded $20.
6.     Experiences: Tell us about some of your best experiences- vet related or not- that have been a meaningful part of your veterinary experience. This could include vacations, externships, employment opportunities, extracurricular activities, and more. How have they helped shape your unique path to a DVM or VMD? Photos encouraged with entries!
The author of the two best submissions will receive $50; 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 each.

8.     Overall Awards:
The individual with the overall best submission will receive an additional $100.

The SCAVMA chapter with the most submissions will receive $200.
9.     Op-ed pieces and letters to the Editor:
The Vet Gazette is now accepting opinion articles on any topic.  Please limit submissions to articles written exclusively for The Gazette and not submitted to other publications. The topic is of your choosing, and you make decide to cover a subject that is not addressed in other areas of The Gazette, or make an argument that may disagree with an opinion held by others. In fact, opinions that contrast with those already presented in The Gazette are encouraged.  Feel free to include graphics, illustrations or photos that support your point.  Pieces will be chosen by their strength of writing and timeliness of topic, as well as relevance to the veterinary community. 

Letters to the Editor
You may also submit a letter to the Editor, which should be written in response to a submission made to the most recent issue of The Vet Gazette (articles will be limited to those written in response to submissions published within the previous quarter).  Letters that will be selected for publish may elaborate on the pros and cons of a certain submission, and may be in support or against a particular editorial announcement (look for posts from SAVMA committees or tagged as SAVMA News as a source for your letters).

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