Animal Health Industry Insights seminar is Oct. 23 at K-State Olathe

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Animal Health Industry InsightsOLATHE — Trends and career pathways in the animal health industry are the focus of the upcoming seminar "Animal Health Industry Insights" from Kansas State University. It is 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 at K-State Olathe.

Throughout the seminar, four prominent animal health industry speakers will share their insights on current trends in the animal health industry and what that means for the future of the industry, including the effects of acquisitions and mergers.

Industry insights will be provided by Eric Alsup, county manager at Vetoquinol USA; Gaynor Hillier, senior director of global vaccine strategy at Elanco Animal Health; Craig Wallace, chief executive officer and North America Pacific Zone director at Ceva Animal Health LLC; and Robert Zolynas, vice president of research and development for North America at Bayer HealthCare LLC.

A panel discussion centered on career development will follow the individual presentations.

"The dynamic nature of the animal health industry requires a unique set of skills to chart a path professionally, whether you are already working in the sector or want to be," said Deborah Kohl, coordinator of Kansas State University's Master of Agribusiness program, or MAB. "We are excited to be presenting speakers with decades of experience navigating the waters at a number of companies. The insight into current trends in animal health and the skills one needs to be successful will be invaluable for everyone in attendance."

"Animal Health Industry Insights" is being offered by the MAB program in partnership with K-State Olathe. The MAB is an award-winning program that blends business, management and economics into an industry-centric graduate curriculum tailored to working professionals in the animal heath, companion animal and agribusiness fields. A master's degree in agribusiness — animal health cohort program is offered at K-State Olathe to professionals in Greater Kansas City.

Registration, which includes lunch, and more information about the seminar is at The seminar also will be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person.