Merck Animal Health Awards 18 Future Bovine Veterinarians With $90,000 In Scholarships

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Source: Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), has awarded $90,000 in scholarships to 18 bovine veterinary students based on their academic achievements, career goals, work experience and interest in veterinary medicine. Selected students received their American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award, and a $5,000 scholarship, at this year’s 2022 AABP Annual Conference, held in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 22-24.

“Merck Animal Health is proud to honor these students who represent the future of cattle care,” stated Justin Welsh, D.V.M., executive director of livestock technical services, Merck Animal Health. “These exemplary students embody Merck Animal Health’s mission to advance the science of healthier animals. I am confident as they embark on their careers, they will make a significant impact on the field of veterinary medicine.”

The following students received the 2022 AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award:

Madison Baumgartner, University of Minnesota

Caroline Beninger, University of Calgary

Eleni Casseri, Cornell University

Cayley Childress, University of Arizona

Emma Cijka, Cornell University

Trevor Copes, Tufts University

Gregor Greer, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Jessie Hoagland, Ross University

Paige Isensee, University of Missouri

Mallory McConathy, Louisiana State University

Hanna McCray, Cornell University

Elisabeth Regusci, Cornell University

Emily Schuurmans, Michigan State University

Seth Shirky, Cornell University

Lilly Smith, North Carolina State University

Payton Smith, North Carolina State University

Emily Violini, Washington State University

Kaci Way, The Ohio State University

“For nearly two decades, we’ve seen firsthand the outstanding individuals who will soon join our field, and this year’s group of students is no exception,” said AABP Executive Director Fred Gingrich II, D.V.M. “We’re incredibly grateful to Merck Animal Health for its continued partnership as we support the next generation of bovine veterinarians.”

The scholarships are available to student members of AABP in their second or third year of school who are interested in beef and/or dairy veterinary medicine.

About Merck Animal Health

At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than a century, we’ve been at the forefront of research, bringing forward medicines, vaccines and innovative health solutions for the world’s most challenging diseases. Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business of Merck. Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of connected technology that includes identification, traceability and monitoring products. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.merck-animal-health.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.