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Gerontology Training for DVMs

There is a growing need for veterinarians who have special expertise in the care of older pets. However, none of the veterinary schools in the United States currently provide specialized training for veterinary students in the biology of aging. To address this unmet need, The Center for Exceptional Longevity Studies has established the first Gerontology Training Program for DVMs. Participants receive a certificate from The Purdue Center on Aging and the Life Course for completing the 3 day course, which is taught by David J. Waters, DVM, PhD and 5 other interdisciplinary faculty. The training program participants represent a special group of DVMs who are part of a nationwide network of veterinarians that the Murphy Foundation is building to conduct pet dog studies on cancer prevention, cancer treatment, and aging (PATH to Progress®).

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PATH to Progress® is a registered trademark of the Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation.