According to Animal Health International, Inc., Chris Cowan has joined Animal Health International as Swine Sales Manager—Midwest Region. Chris will report directly to Region President Chuck Vander Ploeg.  Chris joins Animal Health International following 28 years in the animal health industry in Sales and Management roles with other leading animal health companies.

Chris began his career in animal health as Leader/Vet Crew for commercial cattle feeding company Caprock Industries and subsequently joined Upjohn Animal Health as a Swine Specialist.  After 8 years with Upjohn, Chris joined APC Company, Inc. as Eastern Region Sales Manager for plasma feed ingredients and then for value-added nutritional health products.

Immediately prior to joining Animal Health International, Chris spent over 12 years with Pig Improvement Company in sales and gilt multiplication management roles.

On his joining Animal Health International, Chris said “I love the pig business and I’m really excited to join the premier animal health company serving the swine industry. There are tremendous opportunities to grow our swine business and I look forward to working with such a high caliber team of seasoned professionals. Together we can accomplish great things.”

Chris was raised on a farm near Beresford, SD and is the son of a large animal veterinarian.  Chris graduated from South Dakota State University with a BS in Animal Science, and while working for APC Company earned his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Iowa.  Chris lives in Ankeny, Iowa and is devoted to his wife Lisa of 22 years, son Cameron (15) and daughter Brianne (10).