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Merck Animal Health awards 18 bovine veterinary student scholarships


All recipients received an AABP Veterinary Student Recognition Award and shared $90,000 in scholarship funds.

Merck Animal Health, in concert with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), announced today that it has awarded scholarships to 18 second- and third-year bovine veterinary students. During the 2020 AABP annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky last week, each recipient was presented with an AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award plus $5,000, with the total monies awarded amounting to $90,000, according to a company release.

“Merck Animal Health is proud to honor these students who represent the future of cattle care,” says Justin Welsh, DVM, executive director of livestock technical services at Merck Animal Health. “These exemplary students embody Merck Animal Health’s mission to advance the science of healthier animals. I am confident they will support this mission and make an impact on the field of veterinary medicine as they continue their careers.”

According to the company, scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, career goals, work experience, and interest in veterinary medicine.

“This outstanding group of students demonstrates that the future of cattle veterinary medicine is in good hands,” said AABP executive director Fred Gingrich II, DVM. “The AABP is sincerely thankful for the partnership and support of Merck Animal Health so that we can recognize these promising future colleagues. Supporting the next generation of veterinarians is a mission made possible through these partnerships.”

To learn more about this scholarship, go here.

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