Brussels 24 January 2024

MSD Animal Health and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are honoured to announce that 68 veterinary students from across the European Region have been awarded the 2023 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program.

The Scholarships for students enrolled in the 3rd-4th-5th year of study allow them to enhance their academic experience and eventually start their careers.

The review committee selected 68 students out of 212 applications. The students are currently enrolled in 26 veterinary faculties across Europe, namely in: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Investing in the education of European veterinary students, is investing in the future of our profession,” said FVE president Sigfried Moder. “We are grateful that through these scholarships FVE can play a role in ensuring we have future veterinarians with the skills and training necessary to treat our animals, safeguard our food, and protect the public.”

MSD Animal Health is delighted to stick to this wonderful tradition and valued partnership and support these deserving students who are the future of our veterinary profession,” said Rob Kelly, SVP and Head of MSD Animal Health EURAM. “Veterinarians are the foundation of animal health – from helping discover new and innovative ways to managing and preventing diseases to diagnosing and treating the animals in their care.”

The partnership between FVE and MSD Animal Health has provided scholarships for 364 veterinary students in the last 8 years, many of whom will surely become young leaders in the veterinary field. FVE & MSD Animal Health will keep investing in students and the future of the profession for the sake of One Health and One Welfare.

FVE is extremely grateful to the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) for their valuable support.


Notes to the editors

About MSD Animal Health
At MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA in the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than a century, we’ve been at the forefront of research, bringing forward medicines, vaccines and innovative health solutions for the world’s most challenging diseases. MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business of MSD. Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, producers, 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 connected technology that includes 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 and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter

About FVE
The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) represents around 300,000 veterinarians across 38 European countries. The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) aims to enhance animal health, animal welfare, and public health and to protect the environment by promoting the veterinary profession.

For further information, consult the FVE website www.fve.orgFVE Secretariat