The Don Low/CVMA Practitioner Fellowship returns to UC Davis

dvm360dvm360 December 2021
Volume 52

After a 2-year absence, applications for the fellowship program are now open for the 2022-2023 academic year, allowing practitioners to earn up to 100 CE credits and more.



The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) is pleased to announce that after a 2-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will resume offering the Don Low/CVMA Practitioner Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The fellowship includes an advanced 20-day training program of comprehensive continuing education (CE) and can be fulfilled on a flexible basis, granting veterinarians the ability to earn up to 100 hours of CE credits.

Named after Donald G. Low, DVM, PhD, who served as a faculty member at UC Davis from 1974-1991, the fellowship is a joint activity between the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and aims to meet the needs of practitioners not available through residencies or any other advanced programs.1

“The Don Low Fellowship offered a long-term consistent exposure to a specialty over a period of time that I was able to schedule on my terms,” said John Huebner, DVM, a 2013 Don Low/CVMA Practitioner fellowship recipient, and UC Davis alumni, in an organizational release.

“I was able to schedule the fellowship over multiple weeks, which allowed me the time to apply the knowledge learned and come back the next week with follow-up questions. That made it more of an in-depth CE exposure rather than a routine weekend CE seminar,” he continued.

Spearheaded by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Continuing Professional Education, the fellowship is currently offered in specialty areas such as anesthesia, anatomic pathology, behavior, integrative medicine, nutrition, ophthalmology, small animal emergency, and critical care, small animal internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and zoological medicine.1

A committee of representatives from both the CVMA and UC Davis faculty will review applications and select the finalists. If chosen, practitioners are expected to spend a minimum of 20-days within the program and will be paired with a faculty mentor. 2

Applications are open now through January 7, 2022. Selected students will begin the program in August 2022.


  1. UC Davis Resumes Don Low Fellowships. News release. October 5, 2021; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Accessed October 7, 2021. [email]
  2. Site Factory admin. Donald G. low-CVMA Practitioner Fellowship. Published January 28, 2015. Accessed October 7, 2021.
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