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Don Low Fellowship

The Donald G. Low-DVMA Practitioner Fellowship is designed to meet California practitioner needs not available within residencies or other current programs. It is specifically intended for California practitioners. The SVVMA Charitable Foundation worked with UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to guarantee a fellowship position for SVVMA members when applicable. 

SVVMA encourages members to apply in areas of interest.

Fellowship Description

All applications must be completed electronically. Deadline for 2023-24 applications is December 22, 2022 by 5pm (PDT). 

  • A committee with representatives from the CVMA and the UC Davis faculty review applications and select finalists

  • Selected practitioner fellows are expected to spend a minimum 20 days in the program. Finalists will be paired with a faculty mentor in their area of interest (service) 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.

  • Provides opportunity to learn in the clinical setting of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, other school programs, laboratories, and centers such as the Veterinary Medical Teaching and research Center, and through interactions with faculty, residents and students.

  • The selected practitioner fellows will start their fellowship in August 2023.

  • SVVMA asks members to do a 5-10 minute presentation of their experience to members at a meeting following their completion.


  • Fellowships are awarded on the basis of competitive merit, with preference given to CVMA members

  • One SVVMA member will be given preference if other qualifications are met

  • Only applicants who are 5 years post-graduation are considered for a fellowship spot

  • Fellows are awarded 100 Continuing Education credits

The following services are participating in the Don Low Fellowship 2023-24 academic year:

  • Integrative Medicine

  • Neurology/Neurosurgery

  • Nutrition Support

  • Medical Oncology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Lifestock

  • Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

  • Small Animal Internal Medicine

Applications for the Don Low Fellowship 2023-2024 academic year is now open! The deadline to submit applications is on December 22, 2022 at 5pm (PDT).

If you have questions, please contact the Center for Continuing Education Professional Education at

(530) 752-3905 or

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