For Students and Residents

American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704

Telephone: +1-608-443-2479
Fax: +1-608-443-2474

ASVCP Scholarship Application for Clinical Pathology Resident Externship Training in Industry

The ASVCP Regulatory Affairs Committee is committed to creating opportunities for clinical pathology residents to experience toxicologic and laboratory animal clinical pathology as externs.  This year, the ASVCP has allocated funding for housing and travel for clinical pathology residents interested in short-term toxicologic and comparative clinical pathology externships.  Residents who apply for this award must first arrange specific dates and times for individualized externship opportunities with the organization they plan to visit and with their residency program coordinator.

A compiled list of specific organizations interested in supporting resident externships is posted at  Please note that this list is not restrictive, but indicates the types of institutions that are appropriate for this ASVCP-sponsored externship.  Specific guidelines for externships in ‘industrial’ clinical pathology can be found at

Application Package Checklist:

  • Completed application form (Word Doc)
  • Letter of intent from the clinical pathology resident applying for the scholarship
    • Include descriptions of previous veterinary experiences
    • List the locations and duration of previous veterinary experiences
  • Curriculum vitae of applicant
  • Acceptance letter from the externship provider
  • Letter of recommendation and support from the resident’s program coordinator
  • Detailed budget (To include estimated travel and lodging expenses, less any departmental/external funding) (Click here for an Example Budget)

Application Deadline

  • Application packages must be postmarked by April 30, 2018.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the externship experience.

Scholarships will be awarded to the top ranking applicants after determining that other funding sources (resident or company funds) are not available for the resident to use for this purpose.  Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of April.  Awardees will be expected to complete an online survey ranking their experience and write a short summary of their experience within two weeks of completing the externship.