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Merck Manuals Vet Student Bloggers to Provide Timely Commentary in New Year

Kenilworth, N.J. (January 2019) – An eclectic lineup of veterinary students, writing for the Merck Manuals Vet Student Stories blog, will share their experiences while in school and offer takes on newsworthy issues that emerge in 2019.

Posts are organized into these categories:

  • Vet Student Experience
  • Vet School Advice
  • Clinical Experience
  • Human-Animal Bond
  • Maintaining Balance
  • Trending Topics

The diverse team of nine contributors is composed of veterinary students at various stages of study from a variety of universities in North America.

Blog entries range from a must-read for students on balancing social life, academic success, and physical wellness, to a touching recount of a visit to a shelter that stresses techniques for fear-free handling of homeless animals.

The veterinary student blog can be accessed at vetstudentstories.merckmanuals.com.

Merck Manuals Student Stories is a collaboration between active students and The Merck Manuals, a series of reference books about human and animal health, the content of which is available online.


Online Resource for Animal Health Professionals

MerckVetManual.com offers authoritative guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders and diseases in companion, exotic, laboratory, and food animals, as well as contributor editorials, a newsfeed, quizzes and case studies, and interactive tools.

Provided as a public service by Merck & Co., Inc., access to the website is free, unlimited, and there is no registration. The user experience is never compromised by advertising or commercial messaging.


Book and Free App

The Merck Veterinary Manual was first published in 1955 and is now in its 11th edition.

Nearly 400 veterinary experts from academia, government, research organizations, and specialty practices contributed to the latest update of the book.

The Merck Veterinary Manual is available as a mobile app for Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded at no charge.


About Merck 

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases.

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