Canadian Student to Spend a Year at KER By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · July 24, 2014
Molly Van Camp is beginning a yearlong research internship at Kentucky Equine Research (KER). Molly, who is from Port Perry, Ontario, Canada, has just graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Originally headed for a career in veterinary medicine, Molly developed an interest in equine nutrition as she went on farm calls with staff members from Brooks Performance Horse Feeds. Her father, Robert, is the owner of Brooks, which is a Team Member of KER.
As a research intern, Molly has spent her first days just getting to know the Thoroughbreds that make up the KER research herd. “I’m looking forward to spending consistent time around horses and learning a lot,” she said.
University students or graduates may apply for three-month or twelve-month internships at KER, where they assist in carrying out research protocols to study equine nutrition and exercise physiology. More information on the program is here.