Upcoming Topics

Note: Please attach pictures with any submission if possible or relevant.  Pictures should be sent in JPEG or GIF format. All submissions should be sent to savma.editor@gmail.com. Include your name, school, SAVMA ID number, and the category you are submitting the piece to (see below)

The call for Volume 51: Issue 1 submissions will be due at  11:59 PM PST on August 16, 2015!!! 

People's Choice Awards:

Be sure to give feedback on our Facebook page when you enjoy something. We are now giving out awards to the most popular postings on our Facebook page!!

The most recent winners are:

Samantha Brooks (Veterinary Asclepius) - Texas A&M

Hayley Sullivan (Leap of Faith) - Western

Christopher Dolan (The Thinker) - Texas A&M

Alex Sigmund (New Year's Resolution) - Georgia


Facebook Cover Photo Award:

If your Creative Corner submission is selected to be used as our Facebook Cover Photo then you'll win $50!!! Not just photos can win. We take into consideration any Creative Corner submission to be selected for the Cover Photo. Every month there will be a new winner!!!! 


Submission Categories!!!

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 $75; 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $25 each.

2. Creative Corner:

This category is for 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 EIGHT 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 $75. Second place will receive $50, and 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $25 each.

4. Veterinary Memes

We want the best Veterinary / Veterinary school-themed MEME you can throw at us!! We realize that there are tons of memes out there on the internet and if you want to submit one of those – that’s great! We still want to see them! But originally-created memes will receive a bit more weight when it comes to judging. EDIT: PLEASE LIMIT NUMBER OF MEMES SUBMITTED TO 3 PER PERSON.


We will award 4 winners in this category to receive $25 each.

5. Trivia: 

 In "Back to the Future: Part II", Marty McFly travels forward in time into the the 2000s. What was the exact date he traveled to?

Three winners will be chosen at random from the correct submissions to receive $25 each.

6. Life as a Vet Student:

Do you have a unique/strange/down-right crazy hobby?? Well we want to hear about it!! The crazier/stranger/uniqu....er hobby you have, the better!! Please submit a written piece and photos if you have them!!!

First place will receive $75, second place: $50, and there will be 2 Honorable Mentions awarded $25 each.

7. 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 best submission will receive $75. Second place will receive $50, and 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $25 each.

7. Overall Awards:

The individual with the overall best submission will receive an additional $75.

The individual with the 2nd best overall submission will recieve an additional $50.

The SCAVMA chapter with the most submissions will receive $200.

8. Guidelines for op-ed pieces and letters to the Editor: 


The Vet Gazette is now accepting opinion articles on any topic. The topic is of your choosing, and you may 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).

All submissions should be emailed to savma.editor@gmail.com. The deadline for this issue of The Vet Gazette is August 16th,2015 at 11:59 pm PST