The One and Only

This past year, Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia (2011) did something no one else has ever done in the state of Ohio – she became the first swine veterinarian to be named a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare. Pairis-Garcia is also the first veterinarian at The Ohio State University to earn board certification in this veterinary specialty. “My entire career has been focused on animal welfare and behavior. I think this designation means a lot to the field of animal welfare science and the impact it will have on the farm.