Research is an integral part of any professional advancement. Research conducted by veterinarians is necessary to advance the field in the areas of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, wildlife health and conservation, humane treatment of animals, protection of the nation's food supply and control of zoonotic diseases. Cummings School encourages, and provides opportunities for, DVM students to get research training. Cummings School faculty offer a wide spectrum of research experience ranging from clinical, to laboratory, to public health. The various research programs offered by Cummings School include:
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.