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Merck awards $90K in scholarships to future bovine veterinarians


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 (AABP) Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award, and a $5,000 scholarship, at this year’s 2022 AABP Annual Conference, held this month in Long Beach, California. 

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“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.” 

2022 Merck Animal Health bovine veterinary student recipients (Image courtesy of Merck Animal Health)

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. 

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. 

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