NEW YORK (September7, 2010)—Leadingcattle organizations – the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)and Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) – took advantage of the opportunityto hold one of the most comprehensive scientific programs ever assembled oncattle disease and production.
PfizerAnimal Health’s Roger Saltman, DVM and Gerald Stokka, DVM brought the two groupstogether at the jointly held AABP’s 43rdAnnual Conference and AVC’s2010 Summer Meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., in August.Saltman just finished his one-year termas president of AABP at the meeting, and Stokka is current president of AVC.
WhenPfizer Animal Health senior veterinarianGeraldStokkawas electedpresident of the AVC in April 2010, he became the second Pfizer Animal Healthveterinarian to be chosen by industry peers to lead a prestigious cattleveterinary organization. He followed the election of Roger Saltman, DVM,group director of U.S. Cattle Veterinary Operations, as presidentof the AABP.
“Roger and Gerry epitomize PfizerAnimal Health’s dedication to supporting veterinarians, their practices andtheir profession,” said Clint Lewis, President of U.S. Operations for PfizerAnimal Health. “As the global leader in animal health, it’s important to us thatour veterinarians play an appropriate role in helping to support and advance theprofession.”
A key component of Pfizer AnimalHealth’s Commitment to Veterinarians– whichincludestraining andeducation, research and development, and investment in the future of theveterinary profession– is tosupport veterinary professionals through participation in industryorganizations.
“The factthat representatives from Pfizer Animal Health are directly involved in bringingthese two prominent organizations together for the first time speaks to thereputation of our colleagues and the impact of the animal health expertise wehave on staff,” said Rob Kelly, Vice President, U.S. Cattle Operations forPfizer Animal Health. “We’re proud to have both Dr. Saltman and Dr. Stokka onour team, as their work continues to demonstrate our commitment to veterinariansand the cattle industry.”