MSD Animal Health and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe reward 36 vet students with a USD 5000 grant each

MSD Animal Health and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) are proud to announce the 36 veterinary students selected for the 2018 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. All the students will be rewarded with a scholarship of $5,000 US Dollars.

The scholarship will help these young veterinarians to focus on and enhance their academic experience and starting careers.

The Review Committee selected 36 students out of the 308 applications. The students selected come from the following countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The successful collaboration with the MSD Animal health allows FVE to support and empower 36 veterinary students,” notes FVE President Rafael Laguens. “With this grant, they will have the opportunity to boost their academic experience and focus on studying and activities that will certainly contribute to the profession”.

“MSD Animal Health is delighted to continue this partnership and support these deserving students who are the future of the veterinarian profession,” said Dr. Hans-Guenther Dittrich, Sr. Vice President, Europe, Russia, North Africa, Middle East, MSD Animal Health. “Veterinarians are the foundation of animal health – from helping discover new and innovative ways to managing disease to diagnosing and treating the animals in their care.”

The partnership between FVE and MSD Animal Health has provided scholarships for over 80 veterinary students in the last years, many of whom will surely become young leaders in the veterinary field.

FVE is extremely grateful to the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and MSD Animal Health for all their support.

Have a look at the FVE website to see an overview of all the students who received the scholarship.

About FVE
The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe is an umbrella organisation of 43 veterinary organisations from 39 European countries, representing a total of around 240,000 veterinarians.

FVE strives to promote animal health, animal welfare and public health across Europe.

For further information, consult the FVE website

FVE Secretariat on Tel +32 2 533 70 20 or by e-mail to

About MSD Animal Health
For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business unit of MSD. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals®, MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. MSD 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. MSD Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About IVSA
The International Veterinary Students’ Association aims to improve the standard of veterinary education internationally through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and culture.
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The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education is the official accreditation authority for veterinary education establishments within Europe Head Office Hietzinger Kai 87 1130 Wien Austria