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29 August 2017

MSD Animal Health Announces Student Research Bursary Winners for 2017

Milton Keynes, August 29, 2017 – MSD Animal Health has proudly announced the winners of its Student Research Bursaries for 2017, a scheme relaunched earlier this year. Five £1000 research bursaries will be awarded to students of UK veterinary schools for the best research project applications.

The successful applications were Nicola Mawson from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies; Emily Clark from the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine & Science, Sara Hillyer from the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences, Jessica Lam from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and Xaquin Castro Dopico from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Michelle Townley, Veterinary Advisor and Bursary Co-ordinator at MSD Animal Health comments: “We were delighted that after 25 years of providing bursaries we are still getting a wider range of high quality projects as applications. There is a great deal of interest from students taking their veterinary studies to the next level and our aim is to encourage them in this research and allow students to explore opportunities. We view this investment in research and the pursuit of new knowledge as the lifeblood of the veterinary profession.”

Applicants were judged on quality and clarity of the research project application, realistic aspirations of the proposed project, the project’s potential value in terms of clinical relevance, its societal or welfare impact and originality. All bursary recipients will be invited to MSD Animal Health’s headquarters in Milton Keynes to present their research conclusions at the annual MSD Animal Health Research Bursary day. The two best research projects presented at the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary day will also be awarded a further £1,000 top prize and a £500 runner-up prize respectively.