MADISON, N.J. -- APRIL 9, 2012 -- Pfizer Animal Health announced today that it has named Dr. Christine Jenkins to the position of Group Director of U.S. Veterinary Medical Services.
In her new position, Jenkins will lead the U.S. group responsible for customer support and information on products as well as adverse event reporting and pharmacovigilance. She will be responsible for the company's academic affairs team that supports strategic partnerships with U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine and other key industry stakeholders. Jenkins also will direct the U.S. philanthropy and corporate social responsibility strategy, which supports key outreach efforts including scholarship and internship programs.
“Christine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Pfizer as well as a long-standing passion for the industry," said Clint Lewis, President of the U.S. business for Pfizer Animal Health. "We are excited to bring her on board to continue our commitment to address the unmet needs of the veterinarian community through collaboration with veterinary colleges and other industry groups."
As a member of Pfizer Animal Health’s U.S. Leadership Team, Jenkins will work closely on the Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform—which offers support through training and education, research and development, investing in the future of the veterinary profession, and philanthropy.
Jenkins has more than 15 years experience in the animal health industry. Prior to joining Pfizer Animal Health, Jenkins was Director of Academic Affairs in the Global Veterinary Business Channel for Hill’s Pet Nutrition where she was responsible for support of the U.S. and Caribbean colleges of veterinary medicine and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary technician schools. Prior to her position at Hill’s, Jenkins was a technical director in regulatory affairs at Merial, responsible for companion animal products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She began her career in animal health at Pfizer Animal Health as a technical services veterinarian.
Jenkins received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Florida A. & M. University and her DVM from Tuskegee University. She completed an internship at the University of Florida and a residency at the University of Tennessee in small animal internal medicine. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Small Animal Internal Medicine and is a past-president of the ACVIM Foundation, Board of Directors.
Jenkins’ position was previously held by Dr. Michael McFarland who recently assumed the position of Group Director, Veterinary Operations, Companion Animals, U.S. Pfizer Animal Health.
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· Web: vets.pfizerah.com
· Twitter: @Commitment2Vets
· Facebook: facebook.com/pfizeranimalhealth
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