Our Commitment to Operating Responsibly

At Merck Animal Health, we believe our responsibilities to wider society extend beyond our primary goals as a business. That’s why our global Animal Health business is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals through science. 

Our Animal Health business operates in more than 150 countries, with a global network of manufacturing sites and dedicated R&D facilities. We offer medicines, vaccines and health management solutions and services, as well as an extensive suite of technology solutions that includes identification, traceability and monitoring products for Livestock and Companion Animal species.





Companion Animals

In more than 150 countries 

We are committed to driving innovation to help improve and maintain animal health and well-being. Our mission– The Science of Healthier Animals® – guides our work. Healthier animals mean a sustainable food supply, protection for humans against diseases passed from animals, and longer, healthier lives for pets.

At Merck Animal Health, we focus on areas in which our scientific expertise, products, technology solutions and people can make a difference to everyday lives.

Focusing on Sustainability

We value the undeniable interconnection between the health and lifecycle of animals, humans and our shared environment, knowing that the most significant impact is made on our planet when we partner with others.

Investing in Tomorrow’s Veterinarians and Associated Professionals

For our business to be sustainable, it is essential that we have access to the best-trained scientific and veterinary minds around the globe. That’s why we provide support for programs that expand educational and scholarship opportunities in veterinary and animal sciences.

Innovation and our Ethical Responsibility

The science behind our works continues to keep pace with the market while maintaining the highest ethical standards. Research and Development at our company is a powerhouse of turning fundamental research into scientific advances and treatments in our industry.

Animal Health and Welfare

Animal health and welfare is part of our responsibility to the animals in our care, whether that be in research facilities, on the farm or in the home. As a leading biopharmaceuticals and technology solutions company focused on the health and well-being of animals, we believe that welfare is a fundamental part of what we do.

Policies and Positions

We have developed several statements about topics of interest to our business. To read the full statements, click the link below.