Lisa A. Fortier
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Dear AJVR Reader,

The AJVR staff is very excited to reveal another AJVR, JAVMA, and AVMA first. If you review the masthead, comprising the first few pages that list your editorial board and other individuals associated with the journal, you might notice that it has been redesigned and there are several new names. More specifically, we have several new Associate Editors and a new Editorial Manager. Ms. Karen Dodson comes to us with 20+ years of experience in medical journal management including many years with our human counterpart, the American Medical Association. Ms. Dodson will ensure efficient movement of manuscripts from submission to publication as we strive to provide timely publication and delivery of materials to our readers, and the best possible customer service for our authors. Deputy Editor Sandra Lefebvre and I are also exceptionally pleased and excited to have developed the first Associate Editor Board for our journals. Our new Associate Editors are key opinion leaders and innovators in their respective fields, and will bring best practices and new ideas from across the broad profession of veterinary medicine to our journals.

Even if you don't subscribe to our other AVMA journal, JAVMA, you might be interested in viewing our inaugural JAVMA supplemental issue that was released December 15, 2021 and can be found here: mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=728808. One of the unique features of the digital edition is article narration. Look for the speaker icon, click, and listen! Biannual supplemental issues are forthcoming in June and December of each year, but they will only be available to AVMA members and JAVMA subscribers in the future.

Moving forward, the AVMA is adopting a digital-first approach for all news coverage: You can visit our state-of-the-art newsroom at avma.org/News for 24/7 news coverage and bookmark it for easy reference. In this way, you’ll get timely coverage that keeps you informed of news from across our profession as it happens. This new room is open to members and non-members alike.

Finally, I would also like to encourage you to continue to visit our new journal website avmajournals.avma.org/view/journals/ajvr/ajvr-overview.xml including our revamped instructions for authors where you will find author-friendly instructions and a slight redesign in our manuscript categories. These changes to our journals are a result of listening to you — our members and readers. Your opinions are important to us at AJVR and the AVMA, so please feel free to reach out to me with comments and suggestions at any time. Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback.


Dr. Lisa A. Fortier

Editor-in-Chief, AJVR

Division Director of Publications, AVMA