Unconditional Caring to
Make the world a better place

Leading and supporting initiatives with global impact

Caring is at the heart of all change. To make the world a better place, we recognize and value the responsibility to look beyond our own personal and business interests to the interests of our global community. At Merck Animal Health we are inspired by the unconditional trust, patience, and devotion shown by the animals we love. We believe that together, we can create a world of unconditional caring for all.


Eliminating Rabies Globally

While many countries no longer struggle with rabies, this preventable disease still causes over 59,000 deaths per year.1 Merck Animal Health is proud to partner with the AFYA Program to help rid the world of rabies. The use of NOBIVAC® portfolio vaccines contributes to the donation of rabies vaccines to areas of the world in need of protection, such as India and Africa. In 2019, we reached the milestone of 3 million cumulative doses of rabies vaccines donated. With your help, we’re working towards our goal of a world free of rabies by 2030.

NOBIVAC® is a registered trademark of Intervet International B.V., used under license.
1For a World Free of Rabies Website. Available at: https://www.afya.org/. Accessed 15 July 2021.

Showing Support in Times of Need

Driven by the spirit of community and care, Merck Animal Health has responded to the recent global crisis in meaningful ways with local, individual and national corporate actions. One such initiative provided toques and masks with earmuffs to our customers for safer and more comfortable curbside pickup during the cold-weather months. By providing these items, we played a vital role in the maintenance of the pet-owner bond that has proven itself as one of the most valuable relationships during this pandemic.

See what some of our customers and employees have said about our COVID-19 response programs

Caring for Our Employees

We understand that our achievements are the result of the continual hard work and dedication of our employees. By caring for our employees, we are empowering them to deliver the best care to our customers. At Merck Animal Health, we don’t want to simply be a place of employment, but a place of learning, growth, opportunity and support.

How we care for our employees:

Building Resiliency
in Teams

Town Halls

Access to Online Mental
Health Courses

Working Model

Merck Employee Family
Assistance Program

Employee Wellness
Account for Physical
and Mental Health

LIVEIT Program

Our partnership with the CVMA

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the voice of the veterinary profession. By providing leadership and advocacy, the CVMA supports veterinarians in promoting animal health and welfare, both nationally and internationally. Among the various corporate partners that the CMVA works with, Merck Animal Health is proud to be a platinum sponsor – the highest level of partnership and collaboration.

It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health in
Veterinary Medicine

It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health in Veterinary Medicine was introduced in 2019 by Merck Animal Health in partnership with the CVMA. Through educational webinars and the publication of mental health resources, we are creating a culture where Canadian veterinary professionals have the skills to take care of their mental well-being; feel empowered to help break down stigma; and become part of a community to support and help keep each other safe from harm.

Visit the Canadian Veterinary
Medical Association

Learn more and access mental
health tools and resources

National Tick Awareness Month

National Tick Awareness Month was introduced in 2016 by Merck Animal Health in partnership with the CVMA. Through various practical tools and platforms, it encourages education on tick geography, behaviour and identification towards recognizing tick risks and minimizing the transmission of tick-borne disease for both people and animals.

Visit Tick Talk Canada

Learn more about National
Tick Awareness Month


Giving back is an essential component of our corporate responsibility. Through philanthropy and volunteer opportunities, we support programs to help improve access to health and enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Heart to Paws

No one should have to choose between the safety of any member of their family or their own. This is why we have been providing pet sweaters to vulnerable communities across the country since 2017, working in particular with shelters that allow families without homes to keep their pets.

In 2022, we increased our commitment by creating Heart to Paws. Thanks to this program, Canadians were able to join us in sharing the warmth by donating new or gently used pet care items to over 150 participating veterinary clinics across the country. 


Our corporate policy on volunteerism provides employees worldwide with the opportunity to take up to 40 hours of paid time off annually to engage in volunteer activities that support eligible not-for-profit organizations.

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