AEMV Case Report Contest

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Lafeber Company is proud to sponsor the Third Annual

 Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Student Case Report Contest


Who is eligible?

ALL veterinary students EVERYWHERE


Case report

Submit a two (2) page, English-language case report (1500 words or less) about an exotic companion mammal case seen at your college of veterinary medicine OR during an experience in a clinical setting.


Case reports should include:

  • Abstract:  Maximum 250-word summary that can be posted publicly
  • History/physical examination findings
  • Diagnostic workup, treatment, and outcome
  • Discussion
  • References (maximum eight)


For blinding purposes, please:

  • Avoid including the name of the institution at which the work was performed or initials of the authors within the text
  • Remove institution names from illustrations in order to maintain anonymity.
  • Include a title page, separate from the case report and include the title of the paper, names and qualifications of all authors, affiliations and full mailing address including e‐mail addresses, and contact telephone number of student and clinician.


Sample [download PDF]

See below for additional details.



1st Place:
Exotic Animal Formulary
$100 Cash Prize plus

Carpenter JW (ed). Exotic Animal Formulary, 5th ed. Elsevier, 2017.

Mayer J, Donnelly TM. Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets. St. Louis: Saunders; 2012



2nd Place:$100 Cash Prize plus

Carpenter JW (ed). Exotic Animal Formulary, 5th ed. Elsevier, 2017.

3rd Place:$100 Cash Prize

Permission and privacy concerns

Obtain permission from the supervising clinician (required) and the owner (optional depending on local privacy laws or facility standards). The supervising clinician(s) must be included as a case report co-author.

Winning case reports will be posted on the members-only sections of the AEMV website and LafeberVet, however content will not be shared with the general public.



Submissions to must be received by midnight EST on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Entries will be evaluated and graded by members of the AEMV Research/Scientific Committee and winners will be notified April 24, 2020.


Learn more

See the abstracts of the 2019 winning case reports.

Interested in learning more about exotic companion mammal medicine? Visit or email for more information about the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians’ Student Chapter Program and Student Memberships.

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