Maryn Ptaschinski, DVM, has joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) as program manager. Ptaschinski will be assisting in designing, implementing and managing the research and education portfolios for the Institute and will be providing management oversight of research and training projects – specifically those focused at the nexus of animal health and information technology, international capacity building and industry extension.
In addition, Ptaschinski will be working closely with the Institute’s leadership team in implementing day-to-day operations, supporting strategic planning and directing logistical activities to promote program success and strategic vision. She will also serve as the primary liaison for information technology customer service in order to translate client needs into development actions and perform training and extension-based outreach.
Ptaschinski previously served as a senior staff veterinarian at Cargill Pork/JBS Live Pork in Cantril, Iowa where she was responsible for herd health primarily in swine grow finish operations. Since 2013, she has served as a field veterinary service officer in the U.S. Army Reserve Veterinary Corps – a position she will continue to serve in – where she serves as the veterinary team officer in charge, physical security officer and supply officer.
Ptaschinski received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education from Iowa State University and a Executive Veterinary Program certificate in swine health management from the University of Illinois.