MERIAL VETERINARY SCHOLARS PROGRAM - Biomedical Research Opportunities for Veterinary Students

The mission of the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program is to expose veterinary students in their first or second year of veterinary school to biomedical research and career opportunities in research.
The Merial Veterinary Scholars Program culminates in a national symposium where veterinary students participating in the program gather from all over the U.S. and Canada to present their research findings and share experiences from their various programs.  Presentations by and networking opportunities with invited veterinary scientists, researchers and faculty members are also part of the national symposium program.

The 2013 Merial NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium was hosted by Michigan University August 2-5th 2013.

Through the partnership and commitment to support biomedical research of each veterinary institution and the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program, it is hoped that these experiences will stimulate scholars and future veterinarians to consider a career in biomedical research.

Merial Veterinary Scholars Program

Through a supportive, mentored research experience in an established laboratory and through seminars and discussion groups on careers in science, it is hoped that veterinary students will gain an insight on career opportunities in biomedical research.

Veterinary students in their first or second year of veterinary school are encouraged to apply.  Programs are typically 10 to 12 weeks from April to July and held at veterinary schools throughout the U.S.,  Canada and Europe (France and The Netherlands). 

National coordinator for France : LUDOVIC FREYBURGER – VetAgro Sup-  ludovic.freyburger(at)

Coordinator for Oniris: Lucile MARTIN


Oniris Proposals of Biomedical programs for 2015:

Identification of the "Luminar-AR" subtype of feline mammary carcinoma

microRNAs: towards an innovative therapeutic approach for type 1 diabetes









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