Apply - AVMA Fellowship Program

Have you ever wished you could have an impact on the future of animal and human health along with the veterinary medical profession? Your veterinary expertise helps the nation's decision-makers shape public policy to preserve the future of veterinary medicine.

The fellowship not only provides you with the opportunity to help animal health and welfare on a national scale, not just a local one.

You can get involved now and make a difference today.


The application deadline is Feb. 14, 2014

AVMA Fellowship Program
American Veterinary Medical Association
Governmental Relations Division
1910 Sunderland Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

"The best part of the Fellowship has to be the people that you get to meet and work with. The AVMA does a fantastic job introducing you to the veterinarians working in public practice around DC. The other AAAS fellows from different scientific backgrounds form a great network and social group. In your placement office, you get to work with people whom truly understand policy and politics. To get the most from this experience, you need to take advantage of all of the networking both on and off the Hill. This town and this Fellowship really have a lot to offer."

Matthew Doyle, DVM MPH
AVMA Fellow (2011-2012)
Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (Connecticut)

Download the application 

The application package must also include:

  • A letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of support from the applicant's local, state, specialty or allied veterinary medical association
  • Two (2) letters of reference from professional colleagues
  • A personal statement (750 word limit) describing your qualifications, commitment to veterinary medicine and reasons for pursuing the Fellowship

Application materials may be submitted via email. However, the letters of recommendation and the letter of support must bear an original signature and be attached as a PDF.