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, provided $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 graciously agreed to renew this pledge in 2015 for ten new residents in any of the five ACVIM specialties.

“Zoetis is proud to support the future of veterinary internal medicine through the partnership with the ACVIM Foundation. The hands-on experiences available to residents in an externship enhance patient care and career satisfaction in addition to raising the bar for best practices in the field. We are dedicated to the careers and well-being of future clinicians. The Zoetis Externship Program accomplishes these goals” said Dr. Zach Mills, Associate Director, US Strategic Alliances, Zoetis. “The ACVIM Foundation is committed to improving the health of animals and humans by funding discovery and education,” said Andrea Miller, Director of the ACVIM Foundation. “This ongoing strategic partnership with Zoetis provides funding to assist residents in gaining an invaluable experience in a clinical setting, preparing them for success in their future careers as veterinary specialists of ACVIM”.

The externship call for proposals will be issued April 20, 2015 and will close May 18, 2015. Externs will be awarded by June 1, 2015. 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

About ZoetisZoetis is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of animal health medicines and vaccines, with a focus on both livestock and companion animals. For more than 60 years, we have been committed to enhancing the health of animals and bringing solutions to our customers who raise and care for them. To learn more, visit

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 # #