Merck Vet Manual 17+

Merck & Co Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 140 Ratings
    • Free



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The Merck Veterinary Manual, a renowned animal health reference for more than 60 years, covers all species and disorders of veterinary interest worldwide.

This app provides veterinarians, students and other animal health professionals with clear, practical explanations of thousands of conditions across all body systems. It covers etiology, pathophysiology, and options for diagnosis and treatment.

The trusted Merck Veterinary app offers:

• Thousands of topics written and updated regularly by more than 400 veterinary experts from more than 20 countries
• Photos, illustrations, and video of thousands of disorders and diseases
• Quizzes* check knowledge of veterinary disorders, signs, and treatments
• Interactive Case Simulations* test ability to treat a specific patient over the disease course
• Clinical calculators
• Numerous reference guides and hundreds of useful tables
• Pet health content* written in consumer-friendly language for clients
• FAQ and User Guide

*Internet access needed.

About Merck Manuals

Our mission is simple:

We believe that health information is a universal right and that every person is entitled to accurate, accessible and usable medical information. We have a responsibility to protect, preserve and share the best current medical information to enable more informed decisions, enhance relationships between patients and professionals, and improve health care outcomes around the world.

That’s why we are making the Merck Manuals available for free in digital form to veterinary professionals and clients around the world. No registration or subscription required, and no ads.

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This mobile application is intended for Veterinary Professionals.

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What’s New

Version 2.0

1. Added Recently visited topic in veterinary Section & Search Page.
2. Highlight searched text in the search list.
3. Added Text-to-Speech feature for veterinary topic details.
4. Added Did you mean feature based on the topic named in the search list.
5. Text to highlight feature from the veterinary topic details page.
6. Related application section.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

MKB58 ,

Great quick reference

We can’t know everything, I when I get out of my specialty lane, this is a quick reference that really helps jog my memory. I had someone ask me about ryegrass staggers the other day (I have not done food animal in decades). A quick look in the Merck Manual refreshed my memory. I don’t know what issues others are having, but I have had no problem downloading or using the app on my iPhone or iPad.

Ocaoivorew ,

Save your time, but the manual.

Buy the book. As a critical care nurse and vet tech for most of my life, this was anticipated to be a handy reference tool. Not! All I wanted was metabolic lab values for dogs! Could I find it, NO. If you have a specific disease, this may help, but I just wanted to see how easy it would be to look up relatively daily necessary info . Useless . Merck should be ashamed . To not have to carry the manual everywhere would have been helpful. This is a farce. for heavens sake : when you open a table, it should not jump around on its own, crash and restart itself, or go to another table. Who wrote this softwear? High school kids? No they would have done better There is no handy, easily found table of medications, or lab tests. Medications are outdated and do not take into account what the practitioner sees in his office. You have to dig through layers to try to find this information and often the meds are in one section where they may be used for other conditions. They don’t have the latest lab tests for certain Canine conditions or the latest medications. No excuse since updating an app should be easy, it not like they have to put out a new edition of the manual.

Developer Response ,

We regret that you are having difficulty with the app. We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve. Please contact us at if you have additional concerns.

zencoyote ,

This Vet will stick with print version!

It is unbelievable that Merck, a renowned company with a more renowned veterinary reference book can’t supply an app that actually works. I am beyond disappointed AND frustrated after repeatedly attempting to download, install, uninstall, and reinstall numerous times. The app will simply not install onto my iPhone 7 or iPad Pro regardless of high quality internet speed and an over abundance of patience. I’m obviously not the only person out here having this same issue and it’s NOT because I can’t follow simple directions. The ***notation on the app store suggesting we just need to “install it right” in response to numerous complaints is beyond patronizing.
Thanks for nothing Merck. It’s a shame because when I went to veterinary school, the Merck Manual was almost entirely what we studied before our board exams. Such a wonderful reference, but the app is a big pile of “feces”.

Developer Response ,

We regret that you are having trouble. Please contact for assistance. We investigated and discovered that the app requires 300 MB of free space to initialize or it freezes without warning. We will address this in the next release. We are also developing a smaller version of the app that accesses multimedia online.

App Privacy

The developer, Merck & Co Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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