Don Low Fellowship

The Donald G. Low-CVMA Practitioner Fellowship, a joint activity between the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is designed to meet California practitioner needs not available within residencies or other current programs. It is specifically intended for California practitioners.

Fellowship Description

Meet the Fellows: 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014, 2012-2013

Application Procedures:

Application deadline is May 14, 2018 (for the 2017-18 academic year)

Application form

  • All applications must be completed electronically.
  • A committee with representatives from the CVMA and the UC Davis faculty will review applications and select finalists at a meeting in June 2018.
  • Finalists will then be paired with a faculty mentor in their area of interest to refine a proposal describing what they hope to achieve during their fellowship. This step is critical so both you and the faculty know what your goals are, and we know those goals can be met within the fellowship experience.
  • Final selection will take place in August 2018.

The following services have sufficient caseloads and faculty resources to sustain a fellow this year:

Anatomic Pathology

Microbiology & Parasitology



Behavior - Description (pdf)

Nutrition - Description (pdf)


Ophthalmology - Description (pdf)

Clinical Pathology

Radiation Oncology 

Comparative Theriogenology

Shelter Medicine - Description (pdf)

Equine Integrative Sports Medicine - Description (pdf)

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound
Laboratory Animal Medicine - Description (pdf)

Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care

Livestock Medicine & Surgery

Small Animal Medicine - Description (pdf)

Livestock Herd Health & Reproduction

Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery - Description (pdf)

Medical Oncology - Description (pdf)

Application must be received by the May 14, 2018, deadline.

If you have questions, please contact Jan Harlan, (530) 752-9963,, VMTH Director's Office.