The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers two paid post-DVM internships in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Cummings School’s North Grafton, MA campus.
The Clinic serves the six New England states and provides diagnostic, surgical, and professional services for the diverse wildlife species native to New England. The application deadline is October 25, 2019. For more details, click here.
The ACZM Exam Preparation and Study Course will be held the weekend before the AAZV conference on Saturday, September 28 (8am – 5pm) and Sunday, September 29 (8am – 1pm).
Additionally, on Sunday, September 29 (11:30am – 12:30pm) there will be a 1-hour round table discussion entitled: “Mentor-Mentee Round Table Discussion: Debunking ACZM Exam Myths”. This was created based on years of feedback (concerns/complaints/questions) the Exam committee received about the exam and the studying process.
Remote access is an option for those not attending the conference. Click here for more details.
The California Department of Food & Agriculture has recently posted two veterinary examinations. Completing these examinations is the first step for any candidate interested in applying for the upcoming terrestrial wildlife veterinarian position that the California Department of Fish & Wildlife will be advertising later this year. The exams assess each candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience; individuals with the highest scores will be placed on a prospective interview list. Interested individuals are encouraged to take both the Veterinarian (General) and Veterinarian Specialist (General) exams, if eligible. For more information, click here.
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) are hosting a joint annual conference in Reno, NV from September 29 – October 3, 2019. Visit https://afstws2019.org/ for more information.
TWS’s Wildlife Disease Working Group (WDWG) is offering a $500 travel grant to a TWS student member presenting a paper or poster at the conference. Applicants must be student members of TWS and have an accepted paper or poster abstract for presentation at the conference. The application deadline is August 16, 2019.
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Seats are also still available in the Keepin’ It Clean: Biosecurity & Biosafety for Biologists and Scientists workshop co-sponsored by the WDWG and the Fish Health Section of AFS. The workshop will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 1-5pm. Featuring a mix of interactive components, lectures, and demonstrations, participants will learn best management practices for biosecurity and biosafety that can be incorporated into everyday work to help safeguard both human and wildlife health. The instructors are fish and wildlife health professionals in state, federal, tribal, and academic institutions and are eager to share their expertise as well as help address specific questions and concerns raised by participants. Visit https://afstws2019.org/sessions/keepin-it-clean-biosecurity-biosafety-for-biologists-and-scientists/ for more details.
The Center for Food Security and Public Health is offering an Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course for continuing education (CE) credit beginning July 31, 2019. The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases (FAD), how FADs are transmitted and introduced, the entities involved in a response to an FAD outbreak, what to do if an FAD is suspected, how veterinarians can be involved in an FAD response, and effective communication strategies. In addition to veterinarians, the course is suitable for veterinary technicians or other individuals interested in high consequence animal diseases and the response to those diseases. Click here for more details.
Here’s a report from Christine Casey, recipient of the AAWV Student Travel Award to attend the 2018 USAHA Annual Conference, held last October in Kansas City, MO.