Merial Veterinary Scholars Program

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.

Biomedical Research Opportunities for Veterinary Students

  • Coordinator for the EnvA : Fanny STORCK
  • National coordinator for France: Ludovic FREYBURGER (VetAgro Sup)

Merial Veterinary Scholars Program website (& application form)

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 2016 Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium was hosted by Columbus University, Ohio, July 28-31.


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 2017

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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 May to August and held at veterinary schools throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe (France and The Netherlands).


EnvA Proposals of Biomedical training programs for 2017:

dystrophy: from ex vivo to in vivo assessment of an NHE-1 inhibitor