Theriogenology Residency Program

The Theriogenology Residency Program is a collaboration between the American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation, and the Theriogenology Foundation to increase the number of trained practitioners in companion animal theriogenology. Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction, including the physiology and pathology of male and female reproductive systems, and the clinical practice of veterinary obstetrics, gynecology, and andrology. The two-to-three-year residency program provides specialty training in all aspects of reproductive medicine and surgery, as well as all features of clinical practice related to male and female reproduction, obstetrics and neonatology in companion animals. Each residency provides $100,000 in support. 


Class of 2016 

Dr. Carla Barstow, DVM; Auburn University (CHF Grant 02282-E)

Residency Coordinator: Dr. Robin R. Wilborn, DVM, MS; Auburn University

Dr. Tessa Fiamengo, DVM; Ohio State University (CHF Grant 02294-E)

Residency Coordinator: Dr. Marco A. Coutinho da Silva, DVM, PhD; Ohio State University

Dr. Victor Stora, DVM; University of Pennsylvania (CHF Grant 02283-E)

Residency Coordinator: Dr. Margret L. Casal, DVM, PhD; University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Karen Von Dollen, DVM; North Carolina State University (CHF Grant 02281-E)

Residency Coordinator: Dr. Scott Bailey, DVM, MS; North Carolina State University

Theriogenology Residency Program in the News

A dog breeding roundtable discussion with theriogenology residents. Read More >>>

Class of 2016 Residents announced in a joint press release. Read More>>>

Andrea Hesser, DVM, is a recipient of the theriogenology residency at UC Davis in 2014. Dr. Hesser was part of a research team that received funding from CHF, and she also attended CHF's National Parent Club Canine Health Conference. Dr. Hesser is an example of the power of collaboration, and the opportunity it provides to not only advance our understanding of canine reproductive health, but to ensure that we will continue to have trained experts to meet the future health needs of our dogs. Read More >>>

The American Kennel Club, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and The Theriogenology Foundation Announce 2016 Companion Animal Residencies. Read More >>>

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