Department of Comparative Medicine Courses

Training Leaders in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Research

Veterinarians play a critical role in biomedical research. To support and encourage careers in veterinary biomedical science, the Department of Comparative Medicine offers courses and training opportunities at the undergraduate, pre-veterinary, graduate, and professional levels.  The department has a strong tradition of pre-veterinary student advising. Through directed research, directed reading, and a pre-veterinary mentoring course, Stanford undergraduate students can experience veterinary mentoring.

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The Department of Comparative Medicine offers a PhD T32 training program that funds graduate tuition, stipend, and other training expenses for up to three years of research. The T32 program also accepts postdocs who are not seeking enrollment in a PhD program but wish to pursue postdoctoral research training at Stanford.

In addition, the Department of Comparative Medicine offers an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) approved, three year residency program in laboratory animal medicine to graduate veterinarians and 4-6 week AVMA-registered externships to junior and senior veterinary students who are interested in laboratory animal medicine.

For new students and post-docs, check out the following guidelines to get you started.

Updated February 13, 2023