MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of its first veterinary nurse research bursary, supported by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), and is now inviting applications.

One £1000 bursary will be made available to the student or qualified veterinary nurse in the UK, with the best research project application.  There will be a further opportunity to win additional prizes at the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary Day.

Michelle Townley, Veterinary Advisor at MSD Animal Health said: "We are very excited to be extending our bursary scheme to student and qualified veterinary nurses. They play a vital role in the welfare of animals and the future of the veterinary profession. Our new research bursary, supported by the BVNA, recognises and celebrates the value of veterinary nurses and our commitment to the science of healthier animals. We view our investment in research, and the pursuit of new knowledge, as the lifeblood of the veterinary profession and would ask veterinary practices and colleges to encourage their nurses to apply."

Wendy Nevins, BVNA President added: "This is a great opportunity for student and qualified veterinary nurses to develop their research skills and contribute to new research in the industry. We would encourage students and qualified veterinary nurses to consider applying and seek support from their lecturers or practices to complete an entry; helping raise the profile of the profession."

The Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary is open for applications from Monday 15th October 2018 and has a deadline for entries of Friday 10th May 2019.  

For more information, visit: www.msdahresearchbursary.co.uk