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UF Merial Veterinary Scholars Program

The 2014 program application process is open! Details are available here!


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Merial Veterinary Scholars and Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium Homepage

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 year of veterinary school are encouraged to apply. Programs are typically 10 to 12 weeks during the summer.

Application Information for UF’s Merial Veterinary Scholars Program is available here

Merial Veterinary Scholars Program featured in JAVMAnews!

Merial Veterinary Scholars Program featured in Cat Channel News and the Veterinary Page!

2013 Program Highlights

2013 Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium and Proceedings hosted by Michigan State University

Photograph of people who participated in 2013 Merial Scholars Program

2013 UF CVM MERIAL VETERINARY SCHOLARS from CLASS of 2016 (pictured from left to right):
Matthew Hampton (Dr. Pascual’s lab), Marie Hanin (French exchange student, Dr. Denslow’s lab), Elizabeth Luria (Dr. Denslow’s lab), Erika Schwarz (Ocular histology lab), Margaret Ewald (Dr. Plummer’s lab), Kryssa Johnson (Dr. Dame’s lab), Victoria Bender (Dr. R. Isaza’s lab), Sara Ferguson (Morris Fund Scholar, Dr. Wellehan’s lab), Stella Blum (Dr. Wellehan’s lab), Erica Moore (Dr. Kim’s lab), Benjamin Brunson (Dr. Case’s lab). Not pictured: Kristina Chapman (Dr. Rae’s lab), Brittany Martabano (Dr. Sanchez’s lab), Guiliana Miranda (Dr. Donovan’s lab), Jillian Schrier (Dr. Brooks’ lab), and Justin Stillwell (Dr. Waltzek’s lab).


veterinary student poses with poster at merial research symposium 2013

2013 Poster Presentation by UF Veterinary Student Margaret Ewald


student with poster at merial research symposium presentation 2013 at michigan state university

2013 Poster Presentation by UF veterinary student Victoria Bender

Application Information is available here!

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