Caring for animals
and creating trust.

The Veterinary and Consumer Affairs team helps you successfully meet the demands of a changing world.

Building partnerships that help bridge the gap between farm and table and keep pets healthy members of the family.

Collaborating to advance animal health and welfare, increase understanding of modern animal agricultural practices and support the veterinary profession.

Engaging to understand consumer trends, advocate for agriculture and build trust through transparency.

Animal Welfare

Consumer & Retail

Sustainability

Veterinary & Academic Affairs

Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study III

Merck Animal Health released findings of its third comprehensive veterinary wellbeing study in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) examining the wellbeing and mental health of U.S. veterinarians. Conducted in the fall of 2021, it is the first since the COVID-19 pandemic began with a goal to examine and bring critical awareness to the challenges impacting the veterinary profession, while highlighting the impact the pandemic has had on practitioners and staff. For the first time, the study includes responses from veterinary technicians and support staff and their perspectives on the challenges they are currently facing at work.

Today’s global consumers are very clear in their demand for safe, affordable, and sustainable protein. To continue to meet these rising expectations requires both leadership and collaboration with food chain stakeholders, academia, and the veterinary community. Merck Animal Health is pleased to amplify the voices of leaders throughout the food value chain on the Veterinary & Consumer Affairs Team podcast, Caring for Animals and Creating Trust.

Recent News

Sharing the Dairy Sustainability Story with Consumers

In honor of dairySharing the Dairy Sustainability Story with Consumers month, we look at sustainability from farm to table including progress on the dairy, consumer expectations and retailer response. Tune in to find out how consumers are expanding their definition of sustainability and how younger millennial and Gen-Z consumers are shopping with the sustainability imperative built into their decision-making. From Fortune 50 companies to single Mom and Pop stores, sustainability commitments are more ambitious than ever. While the sustainability journey doesn’t have an endpoint, it needs verification along the way and will require the supply chain from farm to fork to engage, mark our progress and bring consumers with us on the journey.

Collaboration and innovation help the farm to table food chain navigate challenges and advance to meet new consumer demands.

Women are actively shaping and changing the agricultural and animal health industries and paving the way for the future of professional and industry organizations and agricultural businesses.

Consumers have access to information at their fingertips and they expect transparency to help make purchase decisions. Partnerships in the food supply chain and technology bring transparency into focus.

Merck Animal Health Veterinary & Consumer Affairs

Unconditional commitment to animal welfare and our customers.

Jane Dukes

Sr. Account Manager, Consumer Affairs

Jane.Dukes@merck.com
I’ve devoted my career to promoting and protecting consumer brands, and I’m passionate about understanding the consumer perspective. I work with customers and food chain stakeholders to build understanding of marketplace trends and trust in modern animal agriculture practices. Through partnerships that help keep pets healthy members of the family and bridge the gap between farm and table, our team offers educational tools, training and resources to promote consumer trust through transparent communication and help farmers and veterinarians share their stories to advocate for agriculture.

Taylor Tillery

DVM, Veterinary Academic & Industry Liaison Lead

Taylor.Tillery@merck.com
I am passionate about the veterinary profession and excited to help Merck Animal Health innovate and improve our great profession, while also partnering with industry to tackle challenges.  In my role, I lead a Veterinary Student Ambassador team across the US, and work throughout our organization to create partnerships with academic institutions, veterinary schools, and allied industry. We strive to introduce opportunities and solutions that support veterinary wellbeing, improve underrepresented veterinary student enrollment, and promote the human animal bond.

Angela Baysinger

DVM, MS

Animal Welfare Lead, North America
Angela.Baysinger@merck.com
Animal welfare is my passion and my role as the animal welfare lead for Merck Animal Health North America is my dream job. I help incorporate animal welfare into product support trials and customer on-farm/in-clinic studies and provide training and support for animal welfare evaluations for both food and companion animals. My leading initiative is the annual Advancing Animal Welfare Together Symposium our team hosts that brings food chain leaders together from farm to table for a transparent dialogue about improving animal welfare.

Jessica Lynn Meisinger

PhD

Sr. Account Manager, Sustainability
Jessica.Meisinger@merck.com
I am passionate about sustainability and thrilled to be working with Merck Animal Health on this endeavor. From promoting research around the benefits of preventative medicine in animal agriculture to raising food sustainably, I lead our sustainability efforts and support stakeholders in special projects including blockchain initiatives. As a mom and pet parent, I understand the need for a safe, sustainable food supply and love helping people in the retail/restaurant industries learn more about farmers and the “why” behind choices they make for their animals.