A news story about the growing trend of part-time practice in veterinary medicine has won JAVMA an EXCEL Award from the Society of National Association Publications.
News reporter Katie Burns received a silver award in June at the SNAP awards gala in Washington, D.C., for her article "Not enough hours in the day." The article can be viewed online by going to www.avma.org, clicking on JAVMA News, and selecting the March 1, 2006, issue on the green News Archives bar.
Burns' article won second place in the category of Magazines—Feature Article, 50,001 to 100,000 circulation—one of 54 categories. A total of 1,076 entries were submitted in the competition, and 157 of them took honors.
AVMA Editor-in-Chief Janis H. Audin said, "JAVMA feature articles such as this one about contemporary veterinary practice must appeal to our diverse audience, and it was gratifying that the Society of National Association Publications recognized its relevance."
Burns joined the AVMA Publications Division staff in September 2005 after working as a newspaper reporter in the San Diego area and Kokomo, Ind. She has a master's in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and bachelor's degrees in journalism and physics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The American Animal Hospital Association also won a silver award, in the category Magazines—Feature Article, 10,001 to 20,000 circulation. Jan Thomas' article "Bad Love" in the September/October 2006 issue of AAHA's Trends probes the minds of animal hoarders.