Merck Animal Health Welcomes Dr. Fairfield Bain to Equine Veterinary Technical Services Team

MADISON, N.J., April 26, 2016 – Merck Animal Health today announced that Fairfield T. Bain, D.V.M., M.B.A, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVP, Dipl. ACVECC, has joined its equine veterinary technical services team. Previously, Dr. Bain was clinical professor of equine internal medicine and equine section head at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
A graduate of Auburn University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Bain’s distinguished career includes extensive experience in practice, academia and within the industry. He also is known for his work in perinatology and neonatal intensive care, cardiovascular disorders, pathology and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
“Dr. Bain’s personal and professional attributes and achievements are considerable, and he is well recognized and respected within the equine industry,” says D. Craig Barnett, D.V.M, Merck Animal Health director of equine veterinary technical services. “With his vast knowledge and expertise, he will be an incredible asset to our customers, as well as our own team.”
Dr. Bain holds specialty board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and received his masters of business administration from the New York Institute of Technology.
Dr. Bain also has significant clinical experience at several equine referral hospitals, including Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Littleton Equine Medical Center and Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Additionally, he spent 12 years as co-owner and vice president of a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of hyperbaric oxygen chambers for veterinary applications.
“The Merck Animal Health equine team has the reputation of being the best in the industry, because of its people,” says Dr. Bain. “I consider it a privilege to now work with them.”
Dr. Bain will provide technical support to internal and external customers for Merck Animal Health equine products and programs, assistance with research and new product development, continuing education to equine practitioners and equine health related information to horse owners. He also will help develop, monitor and summarize clinical trials specific to equine health.

About Merck Animal Health

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