Jeremy Pittman, DVM, has joined the Swine Health Information Center Board of Directors. Pittman is a staff veterinarian for Smithfield Hog Production – North Region. His responsibilities include oversight on 133,000 sows farrow-to-finish in North Carolina and Virginia. He also serves on the Smithfield Science and Technology Committee.
Pittman assumes the seat previously held by Mike Terrill, CEO of Topigs Norsvin Americas, who resigned after four years of service on the SHIC Board of Directors.
“SHIC continues to emphasize and support communication, knowledge and development in areas that affect the entire swine industry that may otherwise not be highlighted through normal channels,” Pittman says.
Joining the SHIC Board of Directors also gives Pittman the opportunity to put his experience, training and interests to further use for the benefit of the swine industry.
“I am always looking for ways to contribute to the greater swine industry and allow my expertise to influence more people and pigs than I am directly responsible for now,” Pittman says. “With 15 years of veterinary and management experience in a large, integrated swine company, I will be able to share the current and historical perspectives of that niche of the industry. In addition, I represent a part of the industry located on the East Coast, an adjacent but important node of the industry’s connectedness.”
Pittman is a 2004 graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is board certified in Swine Medicine, earned a master’s degree in Veterinary Preventative Medicine from Iowa State University, and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois. He received the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award in 2015 and the Iowa State University Science with Practice Award in 2016.
Other members of the SHIC Board of Directors are Daryl Olsen, DVM, president; Howard Hill, DVM, vice president; Mark Greenwood, treasurer; Matt Anderson, DVM; Bill Luckey; Mark Schwartz; Gene Noem; and Matthew Turner, DVM.