About Us


Merck Animal Health Ventures partners with companies and invests in bringing new solutions to address unmet customer needs, including advanced digital technologies. We are innovators, and we lead by bringing together capabilities across veterinarians, startups, inventors, entrepreneurs, customers and investment partners.

Merck Animal Health Ventures is based in Madison, New Jersey and is actively seeking partnerships and technology investment opportunities.

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A History of Innovation


We are leveraging a long history of innovation at Merck Animal Health. We focus on harnessing the power of transformational solutions to meet our customers' needs today... and anticipate their needs for tomorrow.

Our goal is to build new businesses that:


Address unmet customer needs

Align with Merck Animal Health core businesses

Provide entry into new markets or transform existing markets

Our Approach


We bring state-of-the-art animal health technologies to market. The process we use to generate ideas, make investment decisions and implement solutions is both repeatable and rigorous.

FROM IDEA TO IMPLEMENTATION

  • UNDERSTAND CUSTOMER NEED
  • REVIEW OPPORTUNITIES
  • PRIORITIZE
  • VALIDATE
  • BUILD & SCALE

Our Portfolio & Partners


Individual vaccine delivery system that significantly increases vaccination rates

A tool specifically designed to evaluate lung disease severity for more accurate diagnosis of bovine respiratory disease (BRD)

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A smart cattle ear tag that provides behavioral and biometric data

Real-time monitoring and predictive analytics to advance fish health and welfare

 

 

Who We Are


Our team includes technology and finance experts, animal scientists, veterinarians and entrepreneurs who focus on identifying and investing in companies with early-stage technologies, devices and solutions. We offer value to our partners through our:

Scientific approach, understanding of biology, disease conditions, treatment and prevention

Deep end-to-end understanding of our customers' businesses

Expertise in data analytics

Customer access and global scale

We work side-by-side with our partners to ensure success at each milestone.

Meet Our Team


Stephen Murray

Executive Director

Jose Herrera Seibt

Director

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH VENTURES INVESTMENT BOARD

Rick DeLuca

President, Animal Health

Jim McIntyre

Chief Business
Development Officer

Fernando Riaza

Chief Marketing Officer

Aaron Rosenberg

Chief Financial Officer

KJ Varma, BVSc,
MVSc, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President,
Research & Development

Dave Williams

Chief Information Officer

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Interested in learning more? Do you have an investment idea? Are you a customer who would like to partner with us? Please reach out.

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