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Merck Animal Health doles out $90K in scholarships to vet students


Merck Animal Health 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 Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award, and a $5,000 scholarship, at this year’s 2021 AABP Annual Conference.

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.

The recipients of the 2021 AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award were:

  • Kathryne (Day) Blair, Washington State University
  • Julia Brigandi, Cornell University
  • Alexandra Colton, Oregon State University
  • Jordan Cornwall, Washington State University
  • Monika Dziuba, Michigan State University
  • Lindsey Fenster, University of Georgia
  • Juli Henderson, Iowa State University
  • Kalene Johnson, The Ohio State University
  • Montana Lins, University of Wisconsin
  • Jessica Meseck, Iowa State University
  • Alexandra Preszler, Iowa State University
  • Lexie Reed, Ontario Veterinary College
  • Jared Sanderson, Michigan State University
  • Artemis Sapountzi, Cornell University
  • Jared Schenkels, Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Anna Schmidt, University of Pennsylvania
  • Isabell Stamm, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kara Valasek, Iowa State University

“At Merck Animal Health, we are passionate about equipping the next generation of veterinarians with the tools and resources to succeed,” stated Justin Welsh, D.V.M., executive director of livestock technical services, Merck Animal Health. “These 18 students exemplify what the future of veterinary medicine needs: leadership, ambition and a devotion to continuously elevating and improving animal health and well-being.”

New Jersey-based Merck Animal Health, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners, and governments an array 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 present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets.

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