COPLOW Fellowship

Pre-residency Fellowship in Comparative Ocular Pathology

This is a 1-year program from July to June designed to provide training in comparative ocular pathology by exposure to an extensive case-load of ocular pathology cases with the goal of broadening the fellow’s appreciation of veterinary ophthalmology and vision science, while enhancing their curriculum vitae in preparation for future applications to ophthalmology or pathology residency training programs.

A small number of veterinarians enter residency training programs in veterinary ophthalmology each year. Successful candidates are expected to have a high degree of proficiency in clinical practice and patient care, and also demonstrate a strong motivation to learn the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of vision systems. Residency positions are highly competitive and it is common for successful applicants to apply several years running. Consequently, there is a need for short-term career development opportunities that provide pre-resident training useful for individuals motivated to pursue a career in ophthalmology, vision science or pathology.

Application Deadline: December 28th, 2020

Any further questions should be sent to
Dr. Leandro Teixeira

Goals of The Fellowship

  1. To provide mentored training in comparative ocular pathology and vision science for veterinarians intending to pursue board certification in veterinary ophthalmology or pathology
  2. Directed self-learning regarding ocular pathology, anatomy and physiopathology
  3. Development of a vision science research project, including design and execution, abstract, posters and/or oral presentations and manuscript preparation
  4. Enhanced experience to augment future applications to ACVO-approved or ACVP-approved residency training programs.

Duties of The Fellow

  1. The fellow has a primary responsibility for managing the pathology case material, processing specimens and photographing the globes
  2. Reviewing slides at our daily readouts with Drs. Teixeira, Dubielzig and Shaw
  3. Writing pathology reports and following up on special procedures and consultations with our clients
  4. The fellow would be expected to write at least one research or case report manuscript suitable for publication, using the COPLOW collection as a resource

To Apply


  • Graduation from a School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Demonstration of high motivation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Satisfactory ethical standing.

Application material:

  1. Name, address and contact information
  2. Letter of intent describing your training background, professional interests and goals
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Academic (veterinary) transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  5. Three reference letters

interested applicants should send the application material to Dr. Leandro Teixeira