Newsletter Scholarship

The WSAVT is offering a scholarship to full members for publication of an educational article or case report in the monthly Newsletter. The purpose of this is to gain material for the WSAVT Newsletter and to increase education for our membership.

  • The publication must meet the criteria set forth by the WSAVT.
  • The author must be a full member in good standing to receive the scholarship.
  • Not all case reports or education articles will be approved for publishing by the WSAVT Newsletter Editor. The case report or article must be published to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • The Editor will make suggestions on how to improve the article for resubmission up to two times.
  • The article/case report must be related to veterinary medicine or veterinary practice.
  • Board members are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • The the scholarship is for registration and travel (up to $750) for a national or local continuing education event.
  • Articles/case reports can be submitted throughout the year and the scholarship winner chosen at random will be announced each year at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference.
  • Each scholarship year starts September 1st and ends August 1st of the following year.

General Guidelines for Articles:

  • Deadline for a specific month’s newsletter is the 1st of the month before, i.e, October newsletter article is due September 1st.
  • Articles should be typed and double spaced in Microsoft Word and submitted electronically via email to: with a note in the email that the article is for the scholarship
  • Preference will be given to articles that complement our focus for that edition; however, we encourage authors to submit articles of any topic throughout the year.
  • Words to be abbreviated should be spelled out in full the first time they appear in the text, with the abbreviation given in parentheses. Thereafter, the abbreviation should be used. It is preferable to use abbreviations only when the word is used multiple times (i.e., more than three or four times).
  • Authors are asked to cite all quotations and references at the end of the article. Citations should be numbered in the order of their citation with superscript numbers. Follow the AMA Manual of Style format

Guidelines for Case Studies:

  • Less than 750 words
  • An unusual or extraordinary case in which a veterinary technician was involved.
  • Photos/images must be used to illustrate points (see photo requirements).
  • Technical information on symptoms, laboratory tests and results, surgery and outcomes must be included with the study.

Guidelines for Continuing Education Articles:

  • From 2,500 to 3,000 words (not including outlines, breakout boxes, and footnotes and so on).
  • May not have been published in any other trade publication works.
  • Minimum of two references.

Optional include 5 multiple choice questions for the continuing education fun quiz:

  • Four answers per question.
  • No true/false questions or “all of the above” or “none of the above.
  • An answer with “a and b,” “c and d,” or other combination, is appropriate.
  • Highlight the correct answer for each question.

Review Process

All continuing education articles and case studies are reviewed three ways before publication. The first is for readability, the second for scientific accuracy, and the third is by peers in the field. Throughout the process, the editor looks to communicate with the writer to make sure that edits stay true to the writer's voice and central message. However, the staff will edit as needed, based on the requirements for the publication and organization.

  • Photos, images and illustration guidelines:
  • For print, photos/images must be 300+ dpi.
  • Digital photos only.
  • Newsletter photos can be vertical or horizontal in orientation.
  • We encourage authors to submit images and illustrations to supplement their article.
  • Tables, figures, photos and other images should be submitted as an individual high-resolution (>300 dpi) JPG or TIFF (do not embed within the article).
  • Captions/descriptions should be provided for each photo at the end of your document, not on the photo itself.
  • The author must obtain permission from individuals in the photos.
  • Identify individuals in the photos.
  • Monthly Newsletter Topics
  • September-suicide prevention
  • October-surgery
  • November-toxicology
  • December-zoo and wildlife
  • January-dentistry
  • February-cardiology
  • March-hematology
  • April-fitness and rehab
  • May-nutrition
  • June-emergency preparedness
  • July-NAVTA specialties
  • August-Oncology