New assistant editor for Publications Division

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Dr. Morrow
Dr. Carla M.K. Morrow

After a long and thorough search, the AVMA Publications Division has filled a vacancy for assistant editor. Dr. Carla M.K. Morrow joined the staff Oct. 20, 2008, after she received her doctorate in veterinary biosciences from the University of Illinois that same month.

Dr. Morrow received her DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1994. She became board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology in 2003.

In addition to writing several abstracts for national meetings, she has been an author on numerous articles that have been published in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and the Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. Before beginning her postdoctoral academic career, Dr. Morrow provided clinical, surgical, and diagnostic veterinary medical services for companion animals at a practice in Fremont, Neb., for six years.

Dr. Morrow said she applied for the editor position because it conveniently combined the best of her skill sets—scientific research and veterinary medicine.

"I realized I like reading and evaluating the scientific literature better than laboratory work," Dr. Morrow said of her time working on her doctorate.