Florida Veterinary Scholars Program
Summer 2020

The Florida Veterinary Scholars Program provides an opportunity for veterinary students to engage in hypothesis-driven research over a 10-12 week period. For UF students, this happens between the 1st and 2nd years.  The mission is to expose veterinary students to career opportunities in biomedical research.  This may include Industry (drug development, testing, marketing), Government (CDC, NIH, USDA) and Academia.

apply BY 11/29/2019


Faculty can post their interest in having a summer student and topic of research, using this form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible? How does the application process work? Where does the money come from? What are the critical dates I need to be aware of? Answers to these questions and more…


If you are interested in obtaining research experience during your DVM degree, you should strongly consider applying. This is a really exciting program which provides a stipend for you to participate in research full time over the coming summer (2020).  Participating in this program is a great way to gain exposure to aspects of veterinary medicine other than clinical practice, and also a unique way to get to know faculty members outside of the classroom.

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Upcoming Critical Dates:

faculty express interest in the program


Faculty can post their interest in having a summer student and topic of research, using the form below.


NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Learn how applying for the Florida Veterinary Scholarship Program can benefit you! You will be receive an E-mail with more details shortly.


With thanks to our sponsor(s):

  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Morris Animal Foundation
  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association
  • PetSmart Charities
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Fear Free

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.


Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students an opportunity to gain exposure in biomedical research.


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