Minnesota’s Vet Lab Names New Director

Dr. Jerry Torrison has been named director of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has named Jerry Torrison, DVM, Ph.D., as its new director.

Dr. Torrison served as an associate clinical professor and diagnostician at the laboratory from 2004 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been a swine veterinarian with the research and nutritional services team at Zinpro Corporation, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of organic trace minerals for beef and dairy cattle, swine, poultry, aquatic, equine and companion animals.

Prior to 2004, he was a swine consultant with Swine Vet Center, PA, in St. Peter, Minn., for six years and health assurance manager with PIC, a swine breeding stock company, from 1994-1998.

“Jerry has worked in more than 20 countries and consulted with many food animal production corporations,” said Trevor Ames, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “His ability to identify key opportunities locally and globally, along with his strong relationships with state and national producer organizations, industry partners, and government agencies will be a great benefit to the college.”

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