MSD Animal Health Partners with World Vets to Provide Critical Care to Animals Impacted by Global Pandemic

MSD Animal Health is pleased to announce that it has awarded $100,000 to World Vets to aid animals throughout the world that are suffering as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Madison, N.J., Dec. 3, 2020 – MSD Animal Health is pleased to announce that it has awarded $100,000 to World Vets to aid animals throughout the world that are suffering as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Through this grant, World Vets will provide urgent, life-saving care and veterinary resources to pet owners in 12 countries who cannot afford to care for their animals due to financial or other pandemic-related hardships.

“The ongoing pandemic has ramifications for everyone – including animals,” said Fernando Riaza, DVM, Vice President, Global Marketing, MSD Animal Health. “Animal wellbeing is at the heart of all that we do at MSD Animal Health, and this partnership with World Vets will ensure that the animals that direly need care during these challenging times are receiving it.”

Through the grant, World Vets will deliver critical veterinary services to animals in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Peru, Ecuador, Australia, Guatemala, Tanzania, Moldova, Nepal and the Dominican Republic.

“With the support of MSD Animal Heath, we’ll be able to rapidly implement a robust, widespread relief response across five continents that will make a positive impact for countless animals and the owners who care for them,” says Cathy King, DVM, PhD, World Vets CEO and founder. “We are thankful for the support of MSD Animal Health as we embark on this important mission.”

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 ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. MSD Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them. 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 World Vets

World Vets is an international veterinary aid organization based in Gig Harbor, Washington. With programs in over 45 countries on six continents, World Vets works to bring veterinary services to underserved areas of the world by providing direct veterinary care to animals, disaster response services for major international disasters, veterinary training and education programs and long-term capacity building that improves the lives of animals, people and the communities in which they live. Our programs benefit a wide variety of animals on a global scale, including companion animals, working horses, livestock, wildlife and street dogs. In the Pacific Northwest, World Vets work focuses on improving the health and welfare of marine wildlife by responding to injured or stranded marine mammals, and working to advance scientific knowledge and understanding to help protect and conserve the regions critical marine ecosystems. World Vets recognizes the importance of the One Health concept in which health of humans, animals and their ecosystems are inextricably linked.  Our programs help not only animals, but also people and the communities in which they live. Learn more at