Apply - AVMA Fellowship Program

Have you ever wished you could have an impact on the future of animal and human health beyond the clinic or the lab? Your veterinary expertise can help the nation’s decision-makers shape public policy on issues like animal welfare, food safety and public health.

The fellowship program 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. Fourth year veterinary students and AVMA member veterinarians are eligible to apply.

Learn more about the AVMA's Congressional Fellowship Program​.

Review the Qualifications and Frequently Asked Questions​.


The deadline to apply is Feb. 8, 2019.

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

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 be emailed directly from the writers. Mailed letters must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the writer.