Merck Animal Health To Sponsor Veterinary Student Innovation Competition

Merck Animal Health has partnered with VetPrep to sponsor The IDEA Veterinary Innovation competition – a contest designed for veterinary students to stimulate and encourage creative ideas from young problem solvers.

“We are thrilled to partner with VetPrep for this unique competition to promote entrepreneurship in the veterinary community,” says Linda Lord, DVM, PhD, academic and allied industry liaison lead, veterinary and consumer affairs team, Merck Animal Health. “Many veterinary students don’t consider careers outside of private practice. It is our hope that this competition and the cash awards can help standout students turn their innovative ideas into actual products or companies.”

Applications for season three of The IDEA were accepted through July 1. Learn more here.

The live contest finale will be held in March at the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. The top three winners will receive $17,500 in cash prizes.