SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is pleasedto announce that the veterinarians selected for the 2017-2018 AVMA Fellowship Program have secured year-long placements as full-time staff in congressional offices. These fellows will use their veterinary expertise to provide science-based counsel to
The 2017-2018 fellows were selected out of 19 applicants for the program which included a three-phased, competitive selection process. AVMA's Fellowship Selection Committee was chaired by AVMA Immediate Past President Dr. Joe Kinnarney and included former AVMA congressional fellow Dr. Chase Crawford and AVMA Deputy Chief Executive Officer Adrian Hochstadt.
The fellowship program is sponsored through the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which works to place qualified scientific experts in congressional offices where they are needed, and the AVMA provides funding for the program. To date, more than 65 veterinarians have participated in the AVMA Fellowship Program.
The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world, with more than 89,000 member veterinarians worldwide engaged in a wide variety of professional activities and dedicated to the art and science of veterinary medicine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Sharon Granskog Assistant Director, Media Relations American Veterinary Medical Association Tel: 847-285-6619 Cell: 847-280-1273 Email: [email protected]
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SOURCE American Veterinary Medical Association
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