Every veterinarian possesses the skills needed to make a difference. The AVMA Fellowship Program is an unparalleled opportunity to shape public policy while enhancing your knowledge of the political process.
What do fellowships involve?
Here's what AVMA fellows do:
- Serve for one year in Washington D.C. as scientific advisors to members of Congress or congressional committees
- Shape and influence key legislation on a variety of issues
- Receive a stipend of approximately $91,232 and reimbursement for certain expenses incurred during the fellowship year
- Receive up to $6,000 to offset the cost of health insurance premiums
- Use science-based decision-making in public policy development
- Influence important public policy discussions
Learn more about the AVMA's congressional fellowships on our FAQ page. For additional questions, please email fellowshipavma [dot] org.
Want to hear about the fellowship first-hand? Check out the video below where Dr. Chase Crawford recounts his experience as a 2014-2015 AVMA fellow.