Sherrie Webb, National Pork Board director of Animal Welfare, Science & Technology, will be joining the American Association of Swine Veterinarians as associate editor of the Journal of Swine Health and Production. In this role, Webb will join the current JSHAP staff tasked with producing the association’s bi-monthly journal. Webb will be replacing Judi Bell, who has announced her retirement after 17 years with the journal.
Webb will be responsible for proofreading and editing scientific articles submitted for publication in the JSHAP. She will work closely with the authors to address comments from reviewers and the executive editor to ensure the articles conform to the journal’s standards for grammar and style. In addition to her work with JSHAP, Webb will also utilize her expertise in swine well-being to advise on animal welfare issues, and aid in the development of welfare outreach and education opportunities for the AASV.
“We are thrilled to be adding Sherrie to our staff at AASV. Her scientific credentials, knowledge and experience provide a tremendous opportunity for AASV, both in her editorial role and her work in the area of swine welfare,” notes Tom Burkgren, AASV executive director.
Webb received her master’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 2006. Webb joined the NPB in 2005 where she oversaw the Pork Checkoff animal welfare program. In that role, she worked with veterinarians, producers and other segments of the pork chain to identify welfare issues concerning the swine industry and worked collaboratively to provide solutions to these issues.
Webb will begin her new responsibilities on Jan. 8.
Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians