Brussels, 27 January 2021

MSD Animal Health and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are glad to announce that 36 veterinary students in the 3rd-4th year of studies have been selected for the 2020 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program.

The scholarship will help these students to focus and enhance their academic experience and starting their career. All the students will be rewarded with a scholarship of $5,000 US Dollars.

The review committee selected 36 students out of the 117 applications.
The selected students come from the following countries: Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and UK.

“The scholarships allow us to support and empower young students to become successful professionals” notes FVE President Rens van Dobbenburgh.
“In 2020, this became even more important as ever. It has and still is for many students challenging due to pandemic ongoing. We are happy and proud that together with MSD Animal Health, we can support our future colleagues, especially to get through these difficult times’.

“Upholding our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we are honored to support these outstanding 36 recipients, who are the future of veterinary medicine,” said Dr Hans-Guenther Dittrich, Senior Vice President, Europe, Russia, North Africa, Middle East region, MSD Animal Health. “In today’s times especially, we understand the importance of our support, and are pleased to be able to foster the future of animal health.”


The partnership between FVE and MSD Animal Health is a successful program. More than ever FVE & MSD want to invest in young veterinarians as they will represent the future of the profession.
FVE is extremely grateful to the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) and to the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) for their support.