Animal health organizations name top leadership

Oct 1, 2010
by WLJ

Leading cattle organizations—the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC)—took advantage of the opportunity to hold one of the most comprehensive scientific programs ever assembled on cattle disease and production.

Pfizer Animal Health’s Roger Saltman, DVM, and Gerald Stokka, DVM, brought the two groups together at the jointly held AABP’s 43rd Annual Conference and AVC’s 2010 Summer Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, in August.

Pfizer Animal Health senior veterinarian Gerald Stokka was elected president of AVC in April 2010.

He is the second Pfizer Animal Health veterinarian to be chosen by industry peers to lead a prestigious cattle veterinary organization. He followed the election of Roger Saltman, DVM, group director of U.S. Cattle Veterinary Operations, as president of AABP.

“Roger and Gerry epitomize Pfizer Animal Health’s dedication to supporting veterinarians, their practices and their profession,” said Clint Lewis, president of U.S. Operations for Pfizer Animal Health. “As the global leader in animal health, it’s important to us that our veterinarians play an appropriate role in helping to support and advance the profession.”

A key component of Pfizer Animal Health’s Commitment to Veterinarians is to support veterinary professionals through participation in industry organizations.

“The fact that representatives from Pfizer Animal Health are directly involved in bringing these two prominent organizations together for the first time speaks to the reputation of our colleagues and the impact of the animal health expertise we have on staff,” said Rob Kelly, vice president, U.S. Cattle Operations for Pfizer Animal Health. “We’re proud to have both Dr. Saltman and Dr. Stokka on our team, as their work continues to demonstrate our commitment to veterinarians and the cattle industry.” — WLJ