Zoetis Supports Clinical Training for Residents of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Article ID: 619690

Released: 23-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation (ACVIM)

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Newswise — Denver, Colorado -- The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Foundation announced today a renewal of Zoetis’ support for clinical training of ACVIM residents.

Zoetis, a leader in animal health research and discovery, gave $10,000 to the ACVIM Foundation last year which funded ten small animal internal medicine residents to experience an external rotation from their residency program. These funds were used to cover travel, accommodations and living expenses while on the externship. Zoetis has agreed to renew this pledge in 2014 for ten new residents in any of the five ACVIM specialties.

“The ACVIM Foundation is committed to improving the health of animals and humans by funding discovery and education,” said Paige Heydon, Director of the ACVIM Foundation. “This ongoing strategic partnership with Zoetis provides funding so residents can gain invaluable experience in a clinical setting, preparing them for success in their future careers as veterinary specialists of ACVIM”.

The externship call for proposals was issued June 17th, 2014 and will close July 21, 2014. Externs will be awarded by August 15, 2014. The externship must take place within a calendar year of being issued, and therefore residents must have at least a year left of residency in order to be eligible to apply. Other regulations apply. For more information, visit www.ACVIMFoundation.org.

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About Zoetis Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services.

About the ACVIM FoundationThe American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to pioneering the healthcare of animals through the work of specialists in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM): small and large animal internists, cardiologists, neurologists, and oncologists. By supporting the work of these groundbreaking scientists, by raising awareness of specialty medicine, and by mobilizing the animal-loving public, we aim to revolutionize current treatments and spark the discovery of future cures. The ACVIM Foundation recognizes the need for advanced care, research dollars, awareness, and the need to support the Resident-in-training and the future scientist. Learn more at www.ACVIMFoundation.org.


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