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23 August 2017

MSD Animal Health Invites Applications from Vet Surgeons for New Research Bursary

Milton Keynes, August 23, 2017 – MSD Animal Health (a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA) is inviting veterinary surgeons to apply for its Research Bursaries. For the first time MSD Animal Health has broadened the scope of its bursaries and is offering awards for both ruminant and companion animal research projects.

The veterinary surgeon Research Bursary will offer three awards, consisting of two ruminant awards and one companion animal award, of up to £4,000 each. Each project should be completed within 1-2 years and the vet practitioner proposals will be judged by University academics to ensure independent assessment.

Michelle Townley, Veterinary Advisor at MSD Animal Health comments: “Our existing Research Bursaries are well known amongst practitioners focusing on ruminants, having run for 6 years. For the first time, however, we are offering a broader level of support which includes both ruminant and companion animal practitioners. Our aim is to engage as many people as possible as we view our investment in research, and the pursuit of new knowledge, as the lifeblood of the veterinary industry.”

Veterinary surgeon bursary applications are now invited, with a deadline for entries of 30th November 2017. For further details go to the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary website at