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Ames, Iowa — Jeremy S Pittman, DVM, received the Science with Practice Award from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The award, presented at the James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference in Ames, Iowa, Nov. 3, recognizes exemplary integration of science and the art of veterinary practice to benefit swine productivity and welfare.
Since 2004 Pittman has been a staff veterinarian at Smithfield’s Hog Production Division, managing 105,000 sows farrow-to-finish in North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. He also serves on Smithfield’s science and technology committee whose mission is to provide science-based solutions to improve production, health and business performance throughout Smithfield’s operations.
“Jeremy’s dedication to understanding how to optimize animal health and welfare along with his passion for teaching the next generation of swine veterinarians made him an obvious choice for this award,” said Chris Rademacher, DVM, ISU swine extension veterinarian and chair of the conference committee.
In 2004 Pittman graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned a master’s degree in veterinary preventive medicine from Iowa State University in 2014. He recently completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois.
Pittman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Swine Health Management) and an adjunct faculty member at NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2011, Pittman was named one of Pfizer’s Top 10 Under 40 swine veterinarians.