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Summer Veterinary Student Research Program / Merial Veterinary Scholars Program

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VA-MD Vet Med) is pleased to offer the Summer Veterinary Student Research Program (SVSRP) to train first- and second-year veterinary students in biomedical research.

The SVSRP is sponsored by:

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • The Merial Veterinary Scholars Program (MVSP)

Students applying to this summer program need to commit to a continuous 11-week program without interruption. The program application (PDF | DOC) is now available and the deadline to apply is Monday, February 9, 2015.
Inquiries about SVSRP should be addressed to

Program Highlights

SVSRP students

View the program overview to learn more.

Program Administration

Dr. Ansar Ahmed

S. Ansar Ahmed, BVSc, PhD
SVSRP Director
Professor of Immunology
Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Dr. Roger J. Avery

Roger J. Avery, PhD
SVSRP Co-Director
Senior Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
Professor, Virology