Merck Animal Health Continues to Support Food Systems Fellowship Program


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Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the Food Systems Fellowship (FSF) program coordinated by Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, is pleased to award three scholarships to veterinary students who participate in the program. Each student will receive a $ 5,000 scholarship to continue their studies in animal production. “Merck Animal Health‘s commitment to the science of healthier animals is manifested directly in our support for the next generation of veterinarians. Their future work will not only lead to healthier animals, but also healthier humans, ”said Lowell Midla, VMD, Animal Husbandry Technical Services Veterinarian for Merck Animal Health. “We are proud to partner with Michigan State University to support these future veterinary leaders, as we have been doing since 2013.”

  • Monika dziuba from Riverview, Michigan, received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from MSU. She is currently a third year veterinary medicine student at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and is pursuing a Masters degree in the College’s Food Safety program. She hopes to graduate from both programs in May 2023.
  • Jared sanderson from Sandusky, Michigan, received his BSc in Animal Science from MSU and is currently a third year veterinary student at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He hopes to graduate in May 2023. After graduation, he plans to practice in private practice.
  • Emmy Schuurmans from Freeport, Michigan, received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from MSU. She is currently a third year student at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and plans to graduate in May 2023. Her goal as a future dairy practitioner is to improve animal welfare, reduce environmental impacts and ” increase economic gains.

“We continue to be extremely grateful to Merck Animal Health,” says Dr Ángel Abuelo, Assistant Professor of Livestock Health and Welfare in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at MSU and Head of the FSF Program. “Their generous support – along with their research, products and services – has a real impact on future and current vets who will care for production animals. “

About Merck Animal Health

For more than 130 years, Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, providing drugs and vaccines for many of the world’s most difficult diseases. Merck Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the science of healthier animals®, Merck Animal Health provides veterinarians, breeders, animal owners and governments with one of the broadest lines of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services, as well as a comprehensive suite connected technologies including products for identification, traceability and surveillance. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, welfare and performance of animals and the people who care for them. It invests heavily in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and in 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 and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1910, although the veterinary sciences have been taught at MSU since the institution’s founding in 1855. With an emphasis on One Health – the Interconnectedness of Health animal, human and environmental – the College is at the forefront of veterinary medical education, research, clinical practice, diagnostic and public health services. For more information, visit the University, the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, and the MSU veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Find us on social networks @msuvets.


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