Dr. Michelle Haven
Dr. Michelle Haven has been working in the animal health industry for over 20 years. Most recently, she was the senior vice president of corporate development, strategic alliances and solutions at Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health. She spent the 10 previous years as their global head of research. As a research fellow at Merck Animal Health, she led early research programs that were progressed to three animal health products.
Dr. Haven holds an undergraduate degree in animal science and doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in physiology from North Carolina State University. Following completion of a large animal internship at University of Missouri and three-year residency in surgery at North Carolina State University, Dr. Haven obtained specialty board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). She served as a member of the board of trustees for the ACVS Foundation from 2007-2013 and also served as a member of the ACVS Research Committee.
Michelle retired from Zoetis in March of this year. She plans to spend her time focusing on select projects aligned with her passion to impact global animal health. She is also dedicating more time to family and friends, enjoys riding and training her four horses, and spending time with her dog, Edge, and cats, Boney James and Dakota.