Bruxelles 26 January 2023

MSD Animal Health and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are delighted to announce the reward of 68 veterinary students with the 2022 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program.

Students enrolled in the 3rd-4th-5th year of study will get a scholarship to focus and enhance their academic experience and eventually start their careers.

The review committee selected 68 students out of the 232 applications. The students are currently enrolled in veterinary faculties across Europe, namely in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.

“FVE greatly appreciates the partnership with MSD Animal Health to award scholarships to veterinary students based on financial need, educational merits, and extracurricular dedication. This is the 7th year of successful FVE and MSD Animal Health collaboration. Providing support to these outstanding students will greatly impact and improve the future of veterinary medicine for years to come”, said Rens van Dobbenburgh, FVE President.

“As MSD Animal Health, we are honoured to support these outstanding 68 recipients, who are the future of veterinary medicine,” said Rob Kelly, SVP and Head of MSD Animal Health for Europe, Russia, North Africa & Middle East. “By continuing our commitment to the veterinary profession, we ensure that animals will be provided with high-quality medical care also in the future”.

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
For over 130 years, MSD has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business unit of MSD. Through its commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, 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