Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program
The Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program is a collaboration between the American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, and the Theriogenology Foundation to increase the number of trained practitioners in companion animal theriogenology and clinical genetics.
Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction, including the physiology and pathology of male and female reproductive systems, and the clinical practice of veterinary obstetrics, gynecology, and andrology. The two-to-three-year residency program provides specialty training in all aspects of companion animal reproductive medicine and surgery, clinical genetics, as well as clinical practice related to male and female reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology. Each residency provides $100,000 in support.
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Class of 2019
Jamie Douglas, DVM; (CHF Grant 02538-E)
Residency Coordinator: Robyn R. Wilborn, DVM, MS, DACT; Auburn University
Class of 2018
Alyssa Helms, DVM; (CHF Grant 02390-E)
Residency Coordinator: Julie T. Cecere, DVM, DACT, MS; Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Kate Withowski, DVM; (CHF Grant 02395-E)
Residency Coordinator: Sara Lyle, DVM, PhD, DACT; North Carolina State University
Class of 2016
Residency Coordinator: Robin R. Wilborn, DVM, MS; Auburn University
Residency Coordinator: Marco A. Coutinho da Silva, DVM, PhD; Ohio State University
Residency Coordinator: Margret L. Casal, DVM, PhD; University of Pennsylvania
Residency Coordinator: Scott Bailey, DVM, MS; North Carolina State University
Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program in the News
Veterinary College Receives Fellowship Grant to Fund Advanced Training Program in Reproduction. Read More >>>
Funding Announced for 2019 Theriogenology Residency Programs. Read More >>>
A dog breeding roundtable discussion with theriogenology residents. Read More >>>
Class of 2016 Residents announced in a joint press release. Read More>>>
Andrea Hesser, DVM, is a recipient of the theriogenology residency at UC Davis in 2014. Dr. Hesser was part of a research team that received funding from CHF, and she also attended CHF's National Parent Club Canine Health Conference. Dr. Hesser is an example of the power of collaboration, and the opportunity it provides to not only advance our understanding of canine reproductive health, but to ensure that we will continue to have trained experts to meet the future health needs of our dogs. Read More >>>
The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and The Theriogenology Foundation Announce 2016 Companion Animal Residencies. Read More >>>
Thank you to the sponsors of the Theriogenology Residency Program!
Champion Sponsor ($50,000+)
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