Milton Keynes, 2 April 2020 – MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is inviting veterinary nurses to apply for the 2020 MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for Veterinary Nurses, supported by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA). One £1,000 bursary will be available to the student or qualified veterinary nurse in the UK with the best research project application. There is also an opportunity to win additional prizes of £1,000 and £500 for the best research project presentations at the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary Awards Day. The deadline for applications is Friday 26 June 2020.
Katie Whalley, veterinary nurse at Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital, was awarded the first ever MSD Animal Health Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary in 2019. Katie’s award of £1,000 was made for her research into the use of an ATP bioluminescence meter to monitor cleaning, with the aim of improving hospital hygiene. The research is part of her study towards her Certificate in Surgical Nursing.
Michelle Townley, veterinary advisor at MSD Animal Health adds: “We had a lot of interest in last year’s veterinary nurse awards and are keen to encourage as many applications as possible again this year. Our focus is on awarding work that can easily support future developments within the industry. MSD Animal Health is committed to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals so we aim to select research projects that fit well with this important goal.”
For further details, please visit the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary website at www.msdahresearchbursary.co.uk.
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 www.msd-animal-health.com/ or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.