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 deadline for submissions for the next issue of The Vet Gazette will be in September 10th 2014 at 11:59 PST

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 $100; 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 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 four 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 $50; 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 each.

4. Life as a Vet Student

 As we start off a new year, what is the most random summer job or previous career you have had...? I.e. Elephant trainer? Clown? Lawyer? Bouncer? This can definitely be life before Vet school and we want you to tell us your stories about it!


The author of the best submission will receive $100; 4 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 each.

5. Trivia: 

 What is the name of this animal? It comes from the continent of Africa!


Two winners with the correct answers will be randomly selected and awarded $20.

6. 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 two best submissions will receive $50; 2 honorable mention recipients are awarded $20 each.

7. Overall Awards:

The individual with the overall best submission will receive an additional $100.

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

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

The authors of the first three submissions to be published will receive $20. 


The Vet Gazette is now accepting opinion articles on any topic.  Please limit submissions to articles written exclusively for The Gazette and not submitted to other publications. 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 September 10th at 11:59 pm PST