Bennie Osburn, dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, has joined Medical Management International Inc.’s board of directors. MMI operates under the name Banfield, The Pet Hospital, which is based in Portland, Ore.
The three-year appointment of Dr. Osburn, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP, is effective immediately.
“Every academic leader, doctor and professional who is appointed to our board brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Dr. Osburn is no exception,” said Pamela Mars Wright, chairman of the board. “We continually work to build relationships that help establish and refine best practices and medical standards that we can share with the veterinary profession. Dr. Osburn’s contributions will certainly help the board work toward achieving these goals.”
Osburn has been involved in key discoveries involving food animal viruses, developmental immunology, congenital infections and food safety. He has produced more than 280 peer-review publications.