AVMA Fellowship Program

The submission deadline for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Program has passed.  Look for information on the 2016-2017 program later this year.


 The 2015-2016 AVMA Fellowship Program, in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Program, will run from the last week in August 2015 until August 2016.


AVMA Fellows:

  • serve for one year in Washington D.C. as scientific advisors to members of Congress.
  • play pivotal roles in shaping and influencing key legislation affecting the veterinary profession, and the health and safety of our nation.
  • receive a stipend of approximately $79,000 to offset the cost of living and reimbursement for certain expenses incurred during the Fellowship.
  • receive up to $6,000 to offset the cost of health insurance premiums.
  • represent the veterinary profession in the legislative branch of government.
  • use science-based decision making in public policy development.
  • influence important public policy discussions.
  • network with leaders at the top tier of federal government.
​Learn more about the AVMA's Congressional Fellowship Program on our Frequently Asked Questions page. ​