The Leadership Program for Veterinary Students at Cornell University is a unique summer research experience for veterinary students who seek to broadly influence the veterinary profession through a science-based career. The program is research-oriented with a laboratory research assignment for each participant. It combines this faculty-guided research project with student-directed learning through participation in modules, workshops and group discussions. The activities encourage responsible leadership, critical thinking and the development of teamwork skills. The program also focuses on career counseling and highlights graduate training opportunities calculated to promote the professional development of program alumni as independent scientists and public health professionals.
Hear from participants from the 2023 summer program...
Cornell Leadership Program for Veterinary Students: Introducing Ana Alice Pimenta Pereira
Ana Alice Pimenta Pereira, a veterinary medicine student at the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) since 2019, participated in the program in 2023 and conducted research in the lab of Dr. Sarah Caddy at the Baker Institute for Animal Health.
Cornell Leadership Program for Veterinary Students: Introducing Damilola Gbore
The Cornell Feline Health Center is proud to provide financial support to one leadership student in the program who shows a dedicated passion and commitment to pursuing research that advances feline health each year.
Learn more about Damilola Gbore, a sixth-year veterinary medical student at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, who participated in the program in 2023 and conducted research in the lab of Dr. Gary Whittaker, the James Law Professor of Virology.