Community Outreach & Sponsorship

We support the education of veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians through:
Ongoing local, regional and national continuing education programs and presentations.

Veterinary Industry

The Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign

Since 2009, every Merck Animal Health purchase you make helps equine rescue and retirement organizations keep their vaccination schedules up to date.

This partnership between Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has delivered more than 50,000 doses of vaccine to horses in need, protecting their health and making them more adoptable. 

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

Merck Animal Health is a long-standing AAEP Educational Partner with a continuous commitment to bringing product and educational solutions to veterinarians and horse owners.

The AAEP’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than 50 years. 

American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT)

The veterinary technician is critical to the equine industry. Merck Animal Health provides support and supplemental training through seminars and continuing education opportunities that support the technician’s important role within the clinic.

The AAEVT is a sister organization to the AAEP and is a separate professional non-profit organization. Membership in the AAEVT is open to all veterinary technicians, assistants and support staff with an equine interest, as well as those employed in the veterinary health care industry worldwide. Student membership is available for those currently enrolled in an AVMA/CVMA accredited program of veterinary technology. 

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

The ACVIM is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine; discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge; and increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care.

The ACVIM is the international certifying organization for veterinary specialists in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology and small animal internal medicine. 

American Horse Council (AHC)

The American Horse Council was organized in 1969 to represent the horse industry in Washington before Congress and federal regulatory agencies. It is a non-profit corporation that represents all segments of the equine industry. 

Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners (NEAEP)

Founded in 2009, the NEAEP is primarily comprised of members from 15 states making up the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia.

NEAEP membership is open to equine veterinary practitioners, farriers, veterinary technicians and horse owners. The benefits of membership include continuing education opportunities, a forum in which to network with other practitioners, and up-to-date information on legislative issues affecting equine practitioners. 

Society for Theriogenology

The Society for Theriogenology is an organization of veterinarians dedicated to animal reproduction, whose mission is to promote standards of excellence in reproductive medicine, to provide outreach and education to veterinarians, and to foster continual improvements in theriogenology. 

Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA)

The TEVA is dedicated to providing the highest quality regional equine veterinary educational opportunities for practitioners. Entrusted with the healthcare of the largest horse population of any state, TEVA offers vital and timely information.