Veterinary Training Programs in Comparative Medicine
Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Residency
Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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