Veterinary Scientist Training Program
Veterinary Scientist Training Program

Training the Next Generation of Veterinary Scientists

About Us

Our mission is to prepare students with dual DVM-PhD degrees to become compassionate and exceptional veterinarian-scientists engaged in basic and translational research to advance the health of people, animals, and environment.

The career outcomes of our trainees is a testament to the success of our program.
To date, 43 graduates have completed the VSTP program. Twenty-six of our graduates are leaders in academia, government agencies, non-profit research organizations, and industry. Eleven recent graduates are early in their post-DVM clinical training and/or postdoctoral training. Only 5 graduates (12%) have chosen to become small animal practitioners. Overall, >80% of our VSTP graduates are using their research training to advance their careers. Based on the program’s historical data, we anticipate that the majority of our graduates will continue to seek a career as clinician-scientists in academia, industry, or government.