MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Veterinary Research Scholar 2021 – 2023
A Unique Two-center Training opportunity
New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College (UK) in collaboration with MARS EQUESTRIAN™ is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate interested in pursuing training in equine research and welfare. The program is open to US and international candidates holding a veterinary degree (DVM/VMD/BVSc or equivalent). The overarching goal of this program is to improve the health and welfare of the horse by providing mentorship and training to a veterinary investigator interested in developing their equine knowledge and research skills. The MARS EQUESTRIAN Veterinary Research Scholarship provides a unique research-training platform for a veterinarian who is interested in improving equine health and welfare. New Bolton Center at Penn Vet and the Royal Veterinary College are centers of excellence at the forefront of animal health and together with MARS EQUESTRIAN, will continue to drive the field forward in creating a better world for horses by engaging and training the next generation of veterinarians. This unique two-year program will provide research and animal welfare training within the supportive environments of two dedicated research and clinical centers. The aims of this program will be achieved in part by the candidate completing a research project and the Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare and Behavior program www.vet.upenn.edu/education/graduate-programs/certificate-animal-welfare-behavior at New Bolton Center during year one, followed by completion of a second research project and the Master of Research (MRes) program www.rvc.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/mresat the Royal Veterinary College in year two.
The 1st year of the program at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania will extend from September 1st, 2021 to August 31, 2022. The 2nd year of the program at the Royal Veterinary College will extend from October 3rd, 2022 to September 29th, 2023. The MARS EQUESTRIAN Veterinary Research Scholar will receive an annual stipend and tuition as well as travel expenses. The stipend will commence on September 1, 2021 and continue through September, 2023.
The deadline to submit your application for consideration is June 30th, 2021 or until an acceptable candidate is identified. Please submit your applications to Dr. Kyla Ortved at [email protected]. For questions regarding the program or application submission, please contact Dr. Kyla Ortved at [email protected]. For questions regarding the RVC Master’s of Research Program, please contact Dr. Brian Catchpole at [email protected].
About MARS EQUESTRIAN™
MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship by Mars, Incorporated is the link between our iconic brands and the equestrian community. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, MARS EQUESTRIAN is committed to the sport and building an enduring legacy. From world-class competitions across all equestrian disciplines, to stewarding the power of horses on society and sustainability, MARS EQUESTRIAN is dedicated to our purpose to improve the lives of horses, pets, and the people who love them. For more information please visit www.marsequestrian.com and join us @marsequestrian.
About Penn Vet
Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.
Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,300 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 5,300 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.
About the Royal Veterinary College (RVC)
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest established independent veterinary school and is a Member Institution of the University of London. It was the first in the world to hold full accreditation from AVMA, EAEVE, RCVS and AVBC.
The RVC is ranked as the top veterinary school in the world in line with the QS World University Rankings by subject, 2021.
The RVC offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and biological sciences.
In 2017, the RVC received a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the highest rating a university can receive.
A research led institution with 79% of its research rated as internationally excellent or world class in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
The RVC provides animal owners and the veterinary profession with access to expert veterinary care and advice through its teaching hospitals and first opinion practices in London and Hertfordshire.