Dr. Mark Pelham meet the team

Mark Pelham, DVM

Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian Gulf Coast Region (AL, LA, MS, TN)

Dr. Mark Pelham is a veterinarian with a diverse professional background. He graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and started his career in small animal medicine and surgery. He has been practicing for over 27 years, which has given him valuable clinical experience in understanding the needs of his clients.

In addition to his veterinary practice, Dr. Pelham joined Merck Animal Health in 2017 as a Professional Services Veterinarian. This role allows him to support the veterinary community by sharing his knowledge and expertise. He participates in various educational activities such as lecturing at veterinary conferences, association meetings, veterinary schools, and veterinary practices.

Dr. Pelham has also served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps since 2009. He has been deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. This shows his commitment to serving not only animals but also his country.

He is an active member of professional veterinary organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. He was previously a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, indicating a special interest in dermatology.

Dr. Pelham also has a passion for working with service and working dogs. He collaborates with military and law enforcement K9 handlers to teach them Tactical Emergency Critical Care for their line of duty. This highlights his dedication to supporting these highly specialized animals.

“What I enjoy most about being a veterinarian is being part of that human-animal bond and helping those that can’t help themselves.”

As a practitioner, Dr. Pelham has confidence in Merck Animal Health as a company. He appreciates the efficacy of their products, both as a past user and as someone who currently uses or recommends them. Dr. Pelham recognizes Merck Animal Health as a world leader in scientific advancements in the field of human and animal health.

Outside of his professional commitments, Dr. Pelham enjoys running and backpacking. These activities likely provide him with a balance between work and personal interests.

Overall, Dr. Mark Pelham is a dedicated veterinarian with extensive clinical experience, a commitment to service in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, and a strong advocate for Merck Animal Health’s products. He actively contributes to the veterinary community through educational endeavors and enjoys staying active and exploring the outdoors in his free time.


  • Bachelor of Science, College of Science and Math, Auburn University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Areas of Interest

  • Dermatology
  • Service and Working Dogs
  • Surgery