Letters to the Editor must not exceed 500 words and must relate to content published within The CVJ. Letters should be received within 1 month after the date of publication of the material to which they refer.

If a potential Letter to the Editor is submitted that does not relate to content but a discussion of the topic would be of benefit to the profession, the Editors-in-Chief will encourage the author to write a Commentary instead of a letter.

Letters must be original and cannot have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Not all letters are published; all letters accepted for publication are subject to editing.

Submission via email to kgray@cvma-acmv.org is encouraged. Authors should give their full contact information, including address, daytime telephone number, fax number, and email address. Letters containing defamatory, libelous, or malicious statements will not be published, nor will letters representing attacks on or attempts to demean veterinary societies or their committees or agencies.

The Editors-in-Chief may:

  • discuss any correspondence being considered for publication with the Managing Editor and Chair of the Editorial Committee, when appropriate
  • seek a response from other parties and publish responses together with the original letter
  • suggest changes to letters

All published articles, including letters to the editor, reflect the opinions of the authors/Editors-in-Chief and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher.