Merck awards $90k in scholarships to future bovine veterinarians

Recipients selected based on achievements, career goals, work experience and interest in veterinary medicine.

September 27, 2023

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Merck Animal Health has awarded $90,000 in scholarships to 18 bovine veterinary students in partnership with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP). Scholarship recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, career goals, work experience and interest in veterinary medicine. 

The scholarships recently were awarded at the 2023 AABP Annual Conference, held in Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 21-23. The 2023 scholarship recipients, each receiving $5,000, include:

  • Chelsey Bieberle, Kansas State University

  • Ruth Bowman, University of Guelph

  • Caden Colombik, Washington State University

  • Bailey DeGroat, The Ohio State University

  • George DeMers, University of Pennsylvania

  • Lillian Feider, University of Wisconsin

  • Ashley Garatea, Western University of Health Sciences

  • Sonja Gilje, University of Minnesota

  • Taythen Larson, Washington State University

  • Michaela Musselman, Kansas State University

  • Ana Leigh Ruiz, University of Minnesota

  • Paige Schmidt, Kansas State University

  • Brooke Smith, Oregon State University

  • Alexis Stadtlander, Iowa State University

  • Vladimir Tadic, University of Calgary

  • Erica Webb, University of Georgia

  • Tanya Weber, Washington State University

  • Casey Whitehouse, Atlantic Veterinary College

“Merck Animal Health is proud to honor these veterinary students who represent the future of our field and the cattle industry,” said Justin Welsh, D.V.M., executive director of livestock technical services, Merck Animal Health. “These exemplary students embody our unconditional commitment to cattle care as well as to our mission to advance the Science of Healthier Animals.”

“We are excited for what the future holds for these outstanding students and the talents and skills they will bring to the veterinary profession as they embark on their careers,” said Fred Gingrich II, D.V.M., executive director, AABP. “We are incredibly grateful to Merck Animal Health for its continued partnership and support for these next generation of leaders in our field.”

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