New swine veterinarian to join College of Veterinary Medicine
Madonna Gemus-Benjamin has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and swine health Extension veterinarian with Michigan State University Extension (MSUE).
Dr. Gemus-Benjamin will join the faculty Sept. 1.
A leading authority in swine health and an expert in research-based pork production practices, Dr. Gemus-Benjamin will be conducting Extension and research activities aimed at improving swine health and productivity.
She will work closely with swine producers, industry professionals, and regulatory bodies.
Dr. Gemus-Benjamin comes to MSU from private practice, where she provided professional services to pork producers as well as regulatory and health agencies including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Veterinary Drug Directorate.
She has served on the Drug Use and Regulatory Committee on Extra-Label Drug Use as well as with the Canadian Swine Health Board National Biosecurity Training Program. She was president of Veterinary Science Consulting Inc., a swine veterinary practice serving the southern Alberta pork production industry.
Previously, she held a veterinary position at Elanco Animal Health. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Guelph and completed a residency in swine production medicine and a master's degree in animal welfare at Michigan State University.