Former PVM Resident Named AVMA Journal Award Winner

Friday, July 21, 2023

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Dr. Marejka Shaevitz

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced the 2023 AVMA Journal award winners at the association’s annual convention, which concluded earlier this week in Denver, Colorado. Among the winners is Dr. Marejka Shaevitz, former oncology resident in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, who is the 2023 Outstanding JAVMA Resident.

Established in 2022, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) Awards and American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR) Awards recognize student, intern, and resident authors of manuscripts whose work was judged as exceptional by the Associate Editor Board’s Awards Committee based on potential impact and clinical relevance. The winners received a certificate of achievement as well as a cash prize.

Dr. Shaevitz was recognized for her manuscript entitled, “A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial comparing the incidence and severity of gastrointestinal adverse events in dogs with cancer treated with piroxicam alone or in combination with omeprazole or famotidine” co-authored with Dr. Christopher Fulkerson, section head of the Medical Oncology Service and clinical associate professor of veterinary medical oncology, and Dr. George Moore, professor of epidemiology.

Dr. Shaevitz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences at Stanford University followed by a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from the University of Utah. She then earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oregon State University. Dr. Shaevitz went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Illinois before coming to Purdue where she completed a three-year residency program in medical oncology in 2020. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), Dr. Shaevitz is currently a veterinary medical oncologist with MedVet in Columbus, Ohio.

Click here for a full list of JAVMA and AJVR authors recognized for exceptional work.

Congratulations, Dr. Shaevitz!

Writer(s): Allison Gardner |

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