MSD Animal Health Announces Successful Vet Surgeon of 2018 Companion Animal Research Bursary

Milton Keynes, May 02, 2019 – MSD Animal Health has announced Amie Wilson of Ashbrook Equine Hospital, Cheshire as the successful veterinary surgeon to receive its 2018 Veterinary Surgeon Research Bursary in the companion animal sector. Her research proposal is on current equine vaccination practices and protocols used by vets in the UK. 2018 is the second year MSD Animal Health has extended its Veterinary Surgeon Research Bursary to include companion animals. The 2017 award went to Dr Sarah Caddy for her research into cat bite abscesses.

The MSD Animal Health Vet Surgeon Research Bursary offers awards of up to £4,000 each. Each project has to be completed within one to two years and the veterinary surgeon proposals are judged by university academics to ensure independent assessment.

Michelle Townley, veterinary advisor at MSD Animal Health comments: “We’re delighted to be awarding Amie this bursary as we consider deepening the understanding of equine vaccination practices and protocols to be important new knowledge for the companion animal sector, especially in the light of the recent equine flu outbreak. We will be inviting applications for the 2019 vet surgeon bursaries from August this year so would encourage any vet keen to develop their research skills to keep an eye on our website for further information. We would like to encourage as many vets as possible to apply as part of our commitment to advancing research within the veterinary industry.”

Veterinary surgeon research bursary applications will open again in August. For further details go to the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary website at

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