Justin Welsh, D.V.M., has been named Executive Director of Food Animal Technical Services for Merck Animal Health’s U.S. Food Animal Team. In his new role, Dr. Welsh oversees the technical services and pharmacovigilance groups for the company’s ruminants, swine and poultry businesses.
“I am honored to lead this very talented group of veterinarians and Ph.D. nutritionists who have dedicated their careers to discovering and applying the science required to continuously improve the health and well-being of animals,” said Dr. Welsh. “The Merck Animal Health Food Animal Technical team is committed to focusing our efforts on the needs and well-being of the animals in our customers’ care. By investigating and then applying the latest science and innovation, we can then help our customers, through the science of healthier animals, ensure the safe, humane and efficient production of food.”
Dr. Welsh has more than 25 years of experience in veterinary medicine. Prior to being named Executive Director, he served in the ruminant business unit as an Associate Director of Merck Animal Health Technical Services. His role as associate director was to manage, and work alongside, a team of veterinarians specializing in field research, anti-infectives, herd health, and the application of technology in all phases of beef production. Before joining the company in 2012, he was in rural private practice for 17 years, working in and owning a mixed animal veterinary practice in western Nebraska.
Dr. Welsh holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. He is an active member of numerous industry associations, including the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants and the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.
About Merck Animal Health
For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. Merck Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.merck-animal-health.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter at @MerckAH.