2022 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

Hosted by the University of Minnesota

The 2022 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, hosted by the University of Minnesota, highlights the essential role of scientific research in veterinary medicine and provides veterinary medical students who have conducted original research through the summer scholars programs an opportunity to formally present their research in a professional environment.

August 5th
Dr. Vivek Kapur
August 5th
August 6th
Dr. Danika Bannasch
August 6th
August 6th
Dr. Molly McCue
August 6th


August 4-6, 2022
Registration is now open!




The University of Minnesota is thrilled to host the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium!  The last 2 years with COVID-19 has again confirmed the importance of veterinary scientists in promoting both animal and human health.  It’s good to be back together in person.
We hope your summer experience has instilled a greater appreciation of research and perhaps inspired you to seek a career that unites medical and scientific skills.  Take advantage of this opportunity to share your research with your peers; there’s so much to learn!

Thank you to all of the students, faculty mentors, speakers, and sponsors who make this research program and the NVSS possible.  Enjoy your Symposium!

– Dean Laura Molgaard

Statement on COVID-19 

We recognize that the COVID-19 public health crisis remains an ongoing concern. With the advancement of vaccinations, treatments, and the recent changes in public health policy, we have elected to move forward with an in-person Symposium this August. We will evaluate the public health situation and make a determination regarding specific event protocols closer to the time of the event. Please monitor your local, state, and national policies for any updates or changes to the COVID-19 regulations. Click here for information on the RiverCentre’s COVID-19 policies. Contact Dr. Caroline Cantner (ccantner@aavmc.org) with any questions or concerns.