Bruxelles, 25 Janaury 2022

MSD Animal Health and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are glad to announce that 68 veterinary students in the 3rd-4th-5th year of study have been rewarded for the 2021 Veterinary Student Scholarship Program.

The scholarship aims to support these students to focus and enhance their academic experience and eventually start their careers. The review committee selected 68 students out of the 155 eligible applications.  The students are currently enrolled in veterinary faculties across Europe, namely in: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and UK.

“The successful partnership with MSD Animal Health allows us to support and empower veterinary students to become responsible veterinary professionals of the future” notes FVE President Rens van Dobbenburgh. “Since the pandemic is still ongoing, we are proud for the support we can give to them as they will certainly pave the way for a new era of the veterinary medicine.”

MSD Animal Health supports the education of the next generation of veterinarians across Europe so that animals will continue to be provided with high-quality medical care and that the research needs of industry are advanced for the benefit of animal health, well-being and performance”, said Dr Hans Dittrich, SVP and Head of MSD Animal Health for Europe, Russia, North Africa & the Middle East.

FVE & MSD Animal Health keep investing in young veterinarians as they represent the way forward in preventing, managing and controlling animal health, animal welfare and public health.

FVE is extremely grateful to the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) and the European Association for Veterinary Establishments (EAEVE) for their support.


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 39 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
FVE Secretariat: Tel: +32 2 533 70 20 or e-mail: