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Merck Animal Health bestows $250,000 to ISU for new veterinary diagnostic laboratory
Donation will directly support new “Science on Display” area
Merck Animal Health—a division of Merck & Co., Inc—has donated $250,000 to Iowa State University (ISU) in support of the schools new veterinary diagnostic laboratory.
“We’re grateful for Merck Animal Health’s support in assisting to build this state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic lab which will allow Iowa State University to continue to develop innovative solutions for generations to come in a wide range of diagnostic services,” expressed Dan Grooms, DVM, PhD, the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine, in a company release.1
“The diagnostic lab has long played a key role in advancing animal and public health while ensuring the world’s food supply is safe and plentiful,” he added.
According to the release,1 the donation will directly support the new “Science on Display” space that aims to improve educational opportunities for professional and graduate students, scientists, diagnosticians, and practitioners.
“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with ISU and be a part of this new state-of-the-art facility,” said Brent Meyer, DVM, MS, beef technical services, Merck Animal Health.1 “Our investment is part of our commitment to the veterinary profession and in advancing the future of animal health.”
Construction of the first phase of the establishment is in the works with an anticipated opening in 2023.
Merck Animal Health donates $250,000 to Iowa State University for new veterinary diagnostic laboratory. News release. Merck Animal Health. May 5, 2022. Accessed May 5, 2022. https://www.merck-animal-health-usa.com/newsroom/merck-animal-health-donates-250000-to-iowa-state-university-for-new-veterinary-diagnostic-laboratory#:~:text=MADISON%2C%20N.J.%2C%20May%205%2C,the%20new%20Veterinary%20Diagnostic%20Laboratory