Research is an integral part of any professional career. Research conducted by veterinarians is necessary to advance the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. In addition, veterinary research would impact wildlife health and conservation, humane treatment of animals, protection of the nation's food supply, and control of zoonotic disease.
The Cummings School encourages and provides a variety of opportunities for DVM students to do research.
The Cummings School offers a wide spectrum of experience whether the research is in the clinics, laboratories, or in the field.
Cummings School marked the 30th anniversary of its veterinary student research program this year with 33 second- and third-year DVM students participating in summer research projects ranging from clinical, basic-science, and field research to help advance animal and human health. Student research work represented 16 animal species and studies conducted in eight countries over five continents.
Dr. Sawkat Anwer, who established Veterinary Student Research Day and has run it since its inception, shares the history of the pivotal program here.