Pamela Zaabel, DVM, has joined the National Pork Board as director of swine health information and research.

Zaabel graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine from Iowa StateUniversity in 1997. She has worked as a practicing veterinarian with experience in swine medicine and production at a mixed-animal veterinary clinic in Newton, Iowa until 2004. Zaabel and her husband raise sheep and cattle near Newton.  

Zaabel’s academic interests included research in sheep and swine embryo cryopreservation. She has coauthored several articles on this topic. While obtaining her veterinary degree, Zaabel worked at Iowa StateUniversity’s Department of Veterinary Pathology and Veterinary Medical Research Institute’s laboratories and taught in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology.

Zaabel’s responsibilities for NPB will be to coordinate the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Initiative, coordinate research and research programs in other endemic and emerging swine diseases, and develop educational material for producers.

Zaabel joined the National Pork Board on Jan. 3 and will work out of the Des Moines, Iowa office. 

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