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Wolfpack Wisdom: Corporate Veterinary Medicine

Danielle Brown, Class of 2006

Job title: Principal veterinary pathologist, Charles River Laboratories Describe your current position and what led to your job. I am a toxicologic pathologist working in a contract research lab. I am involved in preclinical safety testing of drugs and chemicals to determine whether they are safe for humans. Describe job opportunity trends in your industry.

Bradley Mills, Class of 2002

Job title: Senior veterinarian, Zoetis Describe your current position: Dairy technical services veterinarian for the Southeast. Describe job opportunity trends in your industry. What does the future look like for your industry? Good opportunities for candidates with public speaking skills and data analytics skills. What advice would you offer alumni/students looking for a job in

Mitchell Troutman, Class of 1998

Job title: Research pathologist, W.L. Gore and Associates Describe your current position and what led to your job. Gross and microscopic analysis of prototype device studies for diverse cardiovascular and soft tissue applications. Describe job opportunity trends in your industry. What does the future look like for your industry? The medical device industry employees veterinarians

Lisa Darling, Class of 1989

Job title: Chief veterinarian, services and store operations, PetSmart, Inc. Describe your current position and what led to your job. Corporate veterinarian overseeing safety protocols, product testing/introduction and development for services and store operations in our stores throughout the world. Describe job opportunity trends in your industry. What does the future look like for your

Heath Thomas, Class of 1988

Job title: Senior pathologist/manager Northeast, Experimental Pathology Laboratories Describe your current position and what led to your job. I had a career in safety assessment within large pharmaceutical companies with increasing levels of responsibility which led to my current job. I manage projects assigned to EPL Northeast, perform histopathology and consult with clients on regulatory

Linda Erday, Class of 1988

Job title: Senior specialist, drug safety at Merck Animal Health Describe your current position and what led to your job. I am a pharmacovigilance veterinarian, the person on the phone when things don’t go as expected. I use my training, communication and people skills as I uncover what occurred, offer solutions and education to my

Vee Ringer, Class of 1986

Job title: Medical director, Vets Pets Describe your current position and what led to your job. Medical director of a small corporate group of various types of veterinary hospitals. I had a personal connection with the owner of this group as he was the first veterinarian I worked with out of veterinary school. Describe job