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Calling all veterinary student inventors

$17,500 is at stake in The Idea competition. Applications are due July 1.

Calling all veterinary student inventors
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Here’s an idea for veterinary students who want to bring a product concept to market: Enter a competition sponsored by the NAVLE-preparation service VetPrep.

The contest, fittingly called The Idea, will award $17,500 in prize money to three individuals or teams that propose a problem-solving product designed for use in the veterinary profession. The cash prizes are intended to fund ongoing development of the ideas.

The application deadline is July 1. More information is available at info.vetprep.com/the-idea.

“Students have so many great ideas but often times lack the confidence, resources and mentorship they need to turn their ideas into reality,” said VetPrep co-founder Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR. “This competition can help with all three. It is an opportunity for us to provide the type of assistance that we wish was available to us back when we were students.”

The competition finalists will present their ideas in March 2019 to a panel of judges at the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium in Athens, Georgia.

Michael Conguista of the University of Minnesota bested 26 other entries to win the top prize, $10,000, during the second edition of The Idea for his Dental Vet typodont concept.

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