National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

NVSS scholars in front of their poster

Each summer the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium brings together veterinary students engaged in research through summer programs and combined DVM/PhD degree programs. Usually, 450-500 students from 28 CVMs in the USA and Canada attend the Symposium, which is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, the NIH (R-13 Conference Grant to Michigan State University), the AAVMC, and others.

All students participating in the Texas A&M Summer Research Program are strongly encouraged to participate. To date, either the CVM or Boehringer Ingelheim has paid expenses (travel, registration & room) for all students to attend.

The Symposia are hosted by CVMs on their campus (except in 2007, when Pennsylvania hosted a Symposium on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD). Future Symposia will be hosted by the University of California at San Diego in conjunction with the AVMA Conference (2020), Iowa State University (2021), and the University of Minnesota (2022).

Poster Sessions. All students submit an abstract on their research, then prepare a poster to present at the Symposium. Poster sessions are a chance to meet and interact with students and scientists from other CVMs and with scientists from Boehringer Ingelheim, the NIH, and other institutions.

Scientific Sessions. Scientific presentations, by established and young investigators, present state-of-the-art research on veterinary and biomedical sciences. Many scientists are present for most of the symposium, allowing students an opportunity to meet them.

Most of all, students meet other veterinary students and have plenty of time for “unscheduled” fun.

2020 Symposium at University of California San Diego – CANCELLED

The AAVMC has cancelled the 2020 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS) originally scheduled for July 31 – August 2 at University of California San Diego.

2019 Symposium at Tufts University/Worcester State University

2019 NVSS TAMU CVM Participants 1

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2018 Symposium at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM)

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2017 Symposium at the National Institutes of Health

2016 Symposium at The Ohio State University

2015 Symposium at the University of California-Davis

2014 Symposium at Cornell University

2013 Symposium at Michigan State University

2012 Symposium at Colorado State University

2011 Symposium at Disney World (University of Florida)

2010 Symposium at the University of Georgia

2009 Symposium at North Carolina State University

2008 Symposium at Michigan State University

2007 Symposium at the National Institutes of Health

2006 Symposium at Louisiana State University

2005 Symposium at the University of Georgia

2004 Symposium at Auburn University

2003 Symposium at Kansas State University