June 14, 2021 8:26 AM

Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, the MSU Veterinary Medical Center will allow clients into the building with patients. Find details here.

Any patient presented to the MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will undergo an initial medical evaluation to determine if urgent care is needed, and whether hospitalization is warranted. The MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will only hospitalize patients that our clinicians consider to be unstable or to have life-threatening conditions.

Web based application form for All CVM Summer Research Programs

The College of Veterinary Medicine, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, provides mentored research experiences to DVM students in hypothesis-driven biomedical research. The training is augmented by seminars and field trips and all students are expected to participate in these activities. T35 scholars need to be US citizens or permanent residents.

In 2020, we anticipate funding 14 DVM students to participate in the 11-week NIH T35 Veterinary Scholars Program. Students applying to this program need to commit to a 11-week program without interruption. The start date of the program allows for 1 full week of vacation after finals week and for approximately 3 weeks of vacation before the start of fall semester based on the MSU calendar. The dates of the program are May 11 to August 2, 2020. We will provide some flexibility on the start dates to students from other universities to allow for differences in summer schedules.

Application Process:Students, including those at MSU or at any institution, can apply to the T35 as well as other summer research opportunities with a single application form that can be completed online through this link.

Students are expected to present their research findings in either an oral or poster format at the College of Veterinary Medicine Phi Zeta Research Day, held during the fall semester. The students also have the possibility to participate in the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium which will be hosted by UCSD in the San Diego area July 31 - August 02, 2020.

This program is open to first- and second-year students in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and to veterinary students from other colleges of veterinary medicine. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or have permanent residency status. The program is based on the MSU campus.

This NIH research training grant is built around 5 areas of research expertise in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University:

  1. Airway Biology and Disease
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Pathogenesis
  3. Immunity and Immune Modulation
  4. Vector Borne Diseases and Disease Ecology
  5. Animal Models and Translational Studies

There is also an opportunity for students to be based at the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory, Agricultural Research Services, United States Department of Agriculture, East Lansing, MI (adjacent to the MSU campus).

For veterinary students applying from outside of Michigan State University, additional financial support is available to help with relocation to East Lansing. We will also try to provide travel support for presentation of the research results at the annual CVM Phi Zeta Research Day. Living accommodations are available through MSU dormitories, and other housing options are also available.

For further information about this program, please feel free to contact any of the following program directors listed below or the program administrative assistant, Dimity Palazzola at palazzo39@cvm.msu.edu.

Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, PhD
Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Susan Ewart, DVM, PhD

Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences


Linda S. Mansfield, VMD, PhD

Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics