Resident Research Grant

The VCS-Gordon Theilen Resident Research Grant program provides grant opportunities for residents participating in AVMA-approved training programs.

Resident Abstract Presentations & Awards:

Every year during the Annual Conference, residents participate in a competitive showcase by presenting abstracts, either orally or as posters, with the opportunity to win our prestigious abstract awards. These awards, valued at $2000, aim to support the award recipients in covering their expenses to attend a veterinary conference of their preference.

Trainee Presentation

Resident Mentor Roundtable Event:

Led by the Resident Member-at-Large, VCS organizes an exclusive gathering for our trainee participants annually during the Annual Conference. If you are a trainee aspiring to enter the match or pursue an oncology internship or residency, this session is tailored to meet your needs. Numerous programs attending the event are actively seeking medical oncology trainees, radiation oncology trainees, and other positions that may pique your interest.

Trainees at a table

Bob Rosenthal Senior Student Awards:

The Veterinary Cancer Society provides veterinary schools throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with the chance to nominate one outstanding senior veterinary student who has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in caring for veterinary oncology patients and shown remarkable aptitude in the field of clinical oncology during their final year. Since its inception in 2011, this esteemed award has been presented to nearly 400 recipients, granting them complimentary membership in VCS, along with complimentary registration to an upcoming Annual Conference.

Bob Rosenthal Senior Student Award

Student-Led Journal Club:

The Trainee-Led Journal Club is a quarterly virtual gathering open to all interested participants. The primary objective is to acquaint veterinary students with scientific journals. During each session, an oncology resident-mentor duo carefully selects an article for analysis and collective review. This presents a fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into veterinary oncological research and gain invaluable exposure to the field’s essential knowledge and information.

Trainee Directed Journal Club

Online Education:

Each year, our dedicated trainees invest extensive time and effort in preparing for their boards. At VCS, we value their commitment and offer complimentary access to a diverse range of conference recordings, including those from the Resident Review Workshops, exclusively to our trainee members. Furthermore, our trainees enjoy access to an extensive collection of journal reviews featured in our weekly newsletters, providing them with valuable educational resources.

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