Training Programs in Comparative Medicine


Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Residency

Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency


Research Fellowships:

An NIH Training Grant has existed at Wake Forest University since 1959 to support post-DVM training in Comparative Medicine, and the section continues to offer several programs that provide the professional and clinical experience needed to pursue a career in academic or industry research.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Comparative Medicine

  • Director: Dr. Mark Cline   
  • These 3-year, NIH-supported Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Comparative Medicine include formal instruction, research, and professional mentorship; they are open to US citizens who have graduated from AVMA-accredited veterinary schools. Fellowships are research-oriented, and most Fellows pursue a PhD or MS degree as part of their training.

Summer Research Fellowships for Veterinary Students 

  • Director:  Dr. Kylie Kavanagh  
  • First- or second-year students from AVMA-accredited veterinary schools may apply for these NIH-sponsored Summer Research Fellowships, which require at least 8 weeks in the department. The program is open to up to 5 students per summer and provides research training using animal models of human disease.

Externships and Independent Study

  • These programs provide an introduction to veterinary pathology, laboratory animal medicine, or comparative medicine, and last for 2-4weeks.  They allow for close work with a faculty mentor to explore a topic of mutual interest. Interested students should provide a letter describing their interests, a curriculum vitae, official grade transcripts, and the names and e-mail addresses of 3 references to Dr. Nancy Kock, below.

For Additional Information:

Please contact Dr. Nancy Kock at 336-713-7389 or send a fax to 336-713-7395.  You may also email her at, or write to:

Nancy D. Kock, DVM PhD
Recruiting Director for Training Programs in Comparative Medicine
Department of Pathology - Comparative Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157


Quick Reference

Training Programs in Comparative Medicine
Recruiting Director - T35
Kylie Kavanagh VMS MVS MPH

Tel: 336-713-1475
Fax: 336-716-1515

E-mail Dr. Kavanagh

Recruiting Director - All Others
Nancy Kock DVM PhD

Tel: 336-713-7389
Fax: 336-713-7395

E-mail Dr. Kock

Pathology - Comparative Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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