Merck Animal Health Awards Scholarships to Swine Veterinary Students
Madison, N.J., February 29, 2016 – In partnership with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation (AASVF) – the charitable arm of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians – Merck Animal Health today announced the 2016 recipients of the AASVF/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships.
“Merck Animal Health is committed to supporting the education of the next generation of swine industry leaders,” said Jamie Lehman, D.V.M., Associate Director of Swine Technical Services, Merck Animal Health. “We remain dedicated to providing veterinary students with vital real-world experiences that will equip them with the skills they need to help ensure the health and well-being of animals, as well as help feed the world.”
“It is gratifying to see Merck Animal Health recognize the value and significance of supporting veterinary students pursuing a career in swine medicine and production,” said Tom Burkgren, D.V.M., AASV Executive Director. “The AASVF greatly appreciates the company’s commitment to supporting the mission of the development of students and veterinarians, as they will play an integral role in the future of our industry.”
The recipients, who will each receive a $5,000 scholarship, are:
- Alyssa Anderson, University of Minnesota
- Daniel Carreno, North Carolina State University
- Emily Mahan-Riggs, North Carolina State University
- Rachel Schulte, Iowa State University
- Thomas Wurtz, Washington State University
The recipients were announced earlier today at the 47th Annual AASV Meeting in New Orleans, La. Second- and third-year veterinary students enrolled in American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited or recognized colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean Islands are eligible. Learn more at www.aasv.org.
About Merck Animal Health
Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.merck-animal-health.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About the AASVF
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) has approximately 1,300 members involved in practice, industry and academia in more than 40 countries. It is the mission of the AASV to: increase the knowledge of swine veterinarians, protect and promote the health and well-being of pigs, advocate science-based approaches to veterinary, industry, and public health issues, promote the development and availability of resources that enhance the effectiveness of professional activities, create opportunities that inspire personal and professional growth and interaction and mentor students, encouraging life-long careers as swine veterinarians. The AASV Foundation (AASVF) is the charitable arm of the AASV. One of the AASVF’s objectives is to provide oversight and manage veterinary student scholarship programs. For more information, visit www.aasv.org.
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