Veterinary Pharmacy, Diamondback Drugs, Selects the Grand Prize Winner in Their Annual Max Memorial Essay Contest

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Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences student Therese Gavin takes top honors in Diamondback Drugs annual essay contest.

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In an era of rapid advancements in the field of veterinary medicine, today’s veterinary students are essential to shaping the future of the profession and the role that new technologies and procedures will play in improving therapeutic outcomes.

Recognizing the role of today’s veterinary students in shaping the future of the field, Scottsdale, Arizona’s Diamondback Drugs developed the Max Memorial Essay Competition. This year, the winner of the essay contest is Therese Gavin, a student at Texas A&M’s school of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

In an era of rapid advancements in the field of veterinary medicine, today’s veterinary students are essential to shaping the future of the profession and the role that new technologies and procedures will play in improving therapeutic outcomes. And pharmaceutical compounding, a dynamic element in the advancement of the field, has been a part of veterinary medicine for a long time.

Scottsdale, Arizona’s veterinary pharmaceutical compounding specialists Diamondback Drugs have been pioneers in the field for more than a decade. As one of the nation’s leading pharmacies focused on custom prescription compounding for the veterinary industry, this essay contest serves as a unique way to draw attention to the practice of compounding, and to engage young student professionals in the field from an early stage in their development. With the contest, students are given the opportunity to think about the ways in which customized pharmaceutical therapies can play a part in improving existing therapies.

Open to veterinary students from all around the country, the essay competition called for entries that cited specific examples of the benefits or uses of pharmaceutical compounding in the field of veterinary medicine. Therese Gavin, a student at Texas A&M’s school of Veterinary Medicine, answered the call, turning in an insightful essay worthy of the $1,000 first prize.

In Gavin’s essay, she spoke about the strong calling that the field of veterinary medicine made to her, identifying the broad scope of roles that veterinarians may have to play, even in a single day’s work. Gavin noted her recent work for with the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas, saying that it left her with a renewed appreciation for the benefits of compounding in veterinary medicine. Her experience there with animals of all types and sizes, and their dependence on a variety of medications, has allowed her to see the value of compounding as a way to ensure that each animal receives the proper dose in a form that allows for easy ingestion, and greater health as a result.

Diamondback Drugs would like to extend sincere congratulations to Therese Gavin on her winning essay, and wish her continued success in her studies.

About The Max Memorial Essay Competition

The Max Memorial Essay Competition is an initiative of Diamondback Drugs, and The Max Memorial Essay Competition is an opportunity for students of veterinary medicine to learn about prescription compounding and to explore the ways that customized drug therapy can play a part in the veterinary care continuum. The competition is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college of veterinary medicine. The winning essay will be between 500 and 750 words and should cite specific examples of how compounding has helped improve a situation or could be used to improve existing therapy. All essays will become the property of Diamondback Drugs and may be used for educational or promotional purposes.

About Diamondback Drugs

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Diamondback Drugs specializes in the art and science of veterinary compounding. They offer home delivery, and stock the widest range of medications, chemicals, bases and flavors. Learn more about Diamondback Drugs at their website: http://www.diamondbackdrugs.com/ or call them direct at 866-578-4420. Be sure to shop their online store today: http://www.diamondbackdrugs.com/store/

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