Veterinary Summer Scholars

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Summer Scholars Program provides first and second-year veterinary students experience in research related to veterinary, animal, and human health initiatives. Students will gain an appreciation of biomedical and veterinary research careers and seek firsthand how research contributes to advances in health care and veterinary practice.

The strength of this program lies in the research experience of our faculty and the strong mentoring environments their programs provide. Learning is supplemented via seminars on research ethics, animal welfare, communicating science, and career development. Field trips to local research animal care facilities and biomedical device companies are planned.

2024 Veterinary Summer Scholars Named

Summer 2024 Key Dates

TED Talk by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

A Great Program with Major Benefits

Together with our funding partners, we have a shared goal to create veterinary scientists skilled in hypothesis-driven research and translational medicine.

Through this program students will:


Our Funding Partners

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program was created in 1989 to expose veterinary students to research and careers in biomedicine. The program has exceeded expectations and many participants choose to pursue further research training and careers. The University of Minnesota offers a broad range of research experiences within the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Masonic Cancer Center, and the Medical School Funding is provided by key partners: