Merck Awards $5,000 Student Scholarships

Merck Animal Health recognizes 15 veterinary students interested in bovine medicine.

The U.S. cattle population as of July 1, 2014, was 95 million, according to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

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Fifteen veterinary students with a strong interest in dairy or beef medicine each received a $5,000 scholarship from Merck Animal Health.

The annual Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards were announced today on the first day of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

“The contributions that large animal veterinarians make to our world are immeasurable,” said Norman Stewart, DVM, livestock technical services manager with Summit, N.J.-based Merck, a manufacturer of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and other products. “They help keep our animals healthy and our food safe and affordable.”

The scholarships and a free trip to the conference went to:

  • Chelsea Allan (Ontario Veterinary College)
  • Benjamin Baird (Washington State University)
  • Lindsey Borst (University of Minnesota)
  • Julie Conner (University of California, Davis)
  • J.D. Folsom (Oklahoma State University)
  • Jacob Hagenmaier (Kansas State University)
  • Jennifer R. Holle (University of Wisconsin)
  • Daniel J. Lopez (Cornell University)
  • Lee Michels (University of Minnesota)
  • Halley Oliveira (Cornell University)
  • Emily K. Severt (Ohio State University)
  • McKenzie Steger (Iowa State University)
  • Peter A. Strassburg (University of Wisconsin)
  • Holt Tripp (Oklahoma State University)
  • Ashley Zondlak (Michigan State University)

The scholarship recipients must be in their third or fourth year of veterinary college.

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