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Fellowships Create Opportunity for Practical Continuing Education 

September 7, 2006

The School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that eight California veterinary practitioners will participate in the 2006-2007 Donald G. Low-California Veterinary Medical Association Fellowship program.

Fellows spend up to 20 days in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and other school facilities to enhance their knowledge in a particular specialty area of veterinary clinical practice.
UltrasoundFellows may follow their interests in radiology, critical care, equine diagnostics, behavior therapy or other specialties at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Fellows attend rounds, interact with students and faculty, and care for patients. The veterinarians may participate in other hospital or laboratory programs of the school, depending on their professional interests.

The hospital contains modern equipment, a highly trained technical and nursing staff of 300, and internationally recognized faculty veterinarians. Many veterinary practitioners refer their most complicated cases to the teaching hospital, which offers services 24 hours a day. 

Donald J. Klingborg, associate dean for Public Programs, states, "These fellowships offer a valuable exchange between private practitioners and school faculty. Fellows gain exposure to the newest treatments, many of which have been developed at our school. Faculty members learn more about trends and emerging issues in today's private practices. Finally, our students welcome the practical medical knowledge and business insights that these experienced practitioners share."

The Donald G. Low-California Veterinary Medical Association Practitioner Fellowship honors the late Donald G. Low, former director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Here, faculty members and trained technical staff treat more than 32,000 animal patients each year while teaching essential clinical skills to veterinary students and training veterinarians in more than 30 specialized disciplines for small animals and large animals, including behavior, oncology, small animal medicine, equine surgery, nutrition, dentistry and other specialties.

The California Veterinary Medical Association led the campaign to fund this unique program and partners with the school to recruit and select the fellows.

The School of Veterinary Medicine congratulates the following 2006 fellows:


Name of clinic



Diana Bauer

University of California San Francisco Anesthesia

Judy Force

Dentistry for Animals

Santa Cruz


Kevin Grayson

David Grant US Air Force Medical Center

Travis AFB

Lab Animal Medicine

Melissa Kielty

Pioneer Equine Veterinary Service, Inc.

Pleasant Hill

Equine Ultrasound

Bill Lyman

Durham Veterinary Clinic



Tamara Pierce

Four Corners Veterinary Hospital



Ilana Strubel

Linda Mar Veterinary Hospital



Diane Whitaker

Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital

Menlo Park

Small Animal Medicine


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