Vet Students Around The World - Meet Sara Ford

Published: April 15, 2015
We think veterinary students are awesome! Together with the International Veterinary Students’ Association, we are bringing you the stories of vet students around the world.
Meet Sara Ford – vet student at the University of Minnesota, USA

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Sara and I am a 3rd year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota.  I am going to be a 4th year student in just two weeks, which means I will be in clinical rotations for one year. My interest is quite ...

Bayer Animal Health US continues support of “K9s for Warriors” in 2015

Published: April 01, 2015
After an overwhelmingly positive feedback in 2014 on the partnership between the nonprofit organization K9s for Warriors and Bayer Animal Health in North America, the sponsorship continues in 2015.

Jack Capra and his labradoodle Rocco. The close contact helps Jack to overcome symptoms of his traumatic experience.

K9s for Warriors is a nonprofit organization that pairs specially trained dogs with war veterans suffering ...

Bayer Supports SANParks in Fight Against Rhino Poaching

Published: March 20, 2015
Helping keep Handlers and Dogs of South African National Parks and Table Mountain National Parks in good health.

Two rangers with their dogs. The dogs work in teams to track and apprehend poachers.

Bayer South Africa has extended their partnership with South African National Parks (SANParks) beyond the Anti Rhino Poaching Unit, and will now also be keeping the Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) Dog Unit in ...

Recognizing Animal Contributions on Brain Injury Awareness Day

Published: March 13, 2015
In “Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals & the Health of Older Persons,” we learn that mental health is a part of the aging process. And wow are people aging—within the next 5 years, the number of adults aged 65+ will outnumber children under the age of 5[i]!

source: animalfair.com

And research has shown strong evidence to the effect that companion animals are associated with increased self-esteem, life ...

Meet Christina Mertens, Head of Global Drug Discovery Parasiticides

Published: March 09, 2015
This month we are connecting with Christina Mertens, Head of Global Drug Discovery Parasiticides @ Bayer HealthCare Animal Health.

What do you do?

In simple words, I’m responsible for filling the global pipeline with new antiparasitic medicines. Sounds easy but medicines are not simply picked from a shelf in a library, but actually need to be discovered. Drug Discovery is about screening large compound libraries to identify biologically active compounds and optimizing such lead ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Bhavisha Patel (Part 2)

Published: March 05, 2015
Why did you decide to study veterinary medicine? 

For my 12th birthday my mum bought me a random book – it just so happened that the author was doing a book signing when she popped into a local bookstore. When I read this fiction book, I became captured by this girl’s life, in which she experienced rich connections with animals and nature, while in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. It made my love for animals real and it sparked my ambition.

Since I was a child I have always ...

Vet Students Around The World - Meet Bhavisha Patel (Part 1)

Published: February 26, 2015
We think veterinary students are awesome! Together with the International Veterinary Students’ Association, we are bringing you the stories of vet students around the world.
Meet Bhavisha Patel – vet student from Bristol, UK and education coordinator at the IVSA.

Tell us about yourself!

I am British by nationality but I originate from Kenya and India. I have never desired to be anything else other than a vet, even though I never had a pet before. The closest to a pet my family would ...

World Cancer Day 2015: Not beyond us

Published: February 03, 2015
1 out of 3 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. Currently, 4.2 million aged over 69 die because of this disease every year[1]. We will all be affected in some way as individuals, friends, family, or colleagues.

Today’s #WorldCancerDay, under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, focuses on healthy living, early detection, treatment for all, and maximizing quality of life for cancer patients.

And did you know that therapy dogs can help support cancer patients in recovery? A recent ...

Meet our team: This is Dominick Kennerson

Published: January 28, 2015
This month we are connecting with Dominick Kennerson - working in Global Communications at our Monheim, Germany Headquarters.

BayArena – the BayArena is always an inspiring place for Bayer Communicators

Dominick - What do you do in your job? 

Every day is quite different, but essentially my job is to strengthen the company’s reputation, visibility and impact through communications on companion animal topics. I ...

Hug Your Pet to Reduce Stress?

Published: January 27, 2015
This time of year, fully transitioning into a new year and getting back into a routine, can be demanding and can come with a significant amount of stress. And why is managing stress so important? Well, according to the World Health Organization (WHO): health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. So managing stress is good for public health, mental and social well-being too!
And perhaps ...