Maryn Ptaschinski, DVM, is a veterinarian for the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), as program manager. Ptaschinski provides veterinary technical expertise to IIAD animal health-related projects and programs and serves as a subject matter expert related to livestock for IIAD commodity-related projects. In addition, Ptaschinski provides technical expertise for projects focused at the nexus of animal health and information technology, international capacity building and industry extension.
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 continues to serve in – where she is a 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.