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Student CAT Competition is under way!

Banfield Pet Hospital® and the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association (EBVMA) is inviting veterinary students to join in an international student writing competition this fall. Students will be asked to write a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) — a synthesis of published evidence to answer a clinical question, aimed at helping veterinary professionals make the best possible medical decisions for their patients.

Four winning submissions will be selected each year for publication in the peer-reviewed Banfield Journal, a quarterly clinical publication focused on disease prevention, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and client education. Each winner will also receive a $500 honorarium. Runners-up will be posted at and Submissions will be accepted starting Sept. 1.

To view rules, submission guidelines and reviewer grading criteria, visit Deadline for submission is Jan. 15, 2013.

For additional information, please write to

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