Summer Veterinary Student Research Program / Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program

We are pleased to offer the Summer Veterinary Student Research Program (SVSRP), a biomedical research training opportunity for veterinary students.

The SVSRP is sponsored by:

Students applying to this summer program need to commit to a continuous 11-week program without interruption.

The program application is now available and the deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Inquiries about SVSRP should be addressed to Dr. Jessica Crawford at

SVSRP students

Program Highlights

  • One week of short courses in proposal writing, experimental design and analysis, humane care and use of laboratory animals, research ethics/management, common experimental techniques, and computer-based reports.
  • Funded travel to Washington, DC to meet with DVM/PhDs in research and policy positions at NIH, USDA, FDA, and Walter Reed.
  • Nine weeks of mentor-guided laboratory training in animal models of diseases.
  • Friday breakfast seminars on veterinary careers in research.

View the program overview to learn more.

Program Administration

  • Dr. Ansar Ahmed
    S. Ansar Ahmed, BVSc, PhD
    SVSRP Director
    Associate Dean, Professor of Immunology