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Young Investigator Awards
Our center coordinates the Young Investigator Grant Program. The donations are unrestricted, so any research project is potentially fundable. Each successful proposal includes a veterinary student as a co-investigator; it is expected this person will be the primary author or coauthor on any resultant publication.
We hope that the completion of these projects stimulates student interest in clinical projects and improves the students' chances of getting complementary internships and residencies in the future.

Call for Proposals

In 2022, we received 28 excellent proposals and were able to support 12. Thank you to the companies and other donors that so generously support this program!

     Program Sponsors:​


 Platinum Sponsor

Boehringer - Merial

 Gold Sponsors

Blue Buffalo
IDEXX Laboratories
Merck Animal Health
Nestle Purina PetCare
Zoetis Animal Health
Veterinary Centers of America

 Silver Sponsor


Royal Canin


 Bronze Sponsors


Hill’s Pet Nutrition and SCAVMA
International Veterinary Seminars



 Foundations of our Center

Two Golden Retrievers

Learn more about the beautiful golden retrievers and the Smith family, both important to the founding of the Center for Companion Animal Studies.

Contact Us:
Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
Department of Clinical Sciences
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1678

(970) 297-0313

(970) 297-1205