Merck, AVMF announce 2018 Veterinary Student Innovation Awards

June 25, 2018

Carolyn Benedetto (left), a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, recently received the 2018 Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Innovation Award. The award was presented by Christy Kebodeaux (right), senior territory manager at Merck Animal Health.

Merck Animal Health and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have announced the winners of the 2018 Veterinary Student Innovation Awards, a new award program designed to recognize graduating seniors at each veterinary school accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Association in the U.S. and Canada. Awards were given to students in good academic standing and who have demonstrated innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in developing a project or product that inspires others within the veterinary profession.

“At Merck Animal Health, we believe in the science of healthier animals,” said Scott Bormann, Merck’s North America vice president. “Part of what drives that science is the identification of new challenges and the development of initiatives to address them in our ever-changing industry. We’re excited to partner with the AVMF to support these inspiring students.”

“We are pleased to recognize and support these outstanding veterinary students,” said Jan K. Strother, DVM, chair, AVMF board of directors. “Not only have these students displayed entrepreneurial spirit, initiative and creativity, but they are also making a positive difference in their communities and in our veterinary profession.”

Award recipients include:

Some of the projects developed by the award recipients include:

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