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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) announces Drs. Keith Bretey, Erin Johnson, Jeff Okones and Brian Payne, all professional service veterinarians for the company’s swine division, completed the Executive Veterinary Program (EVP) for Swine Health and Production program at the University of Illinois.

The program, offered through the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, is a two-year continuing education program designed to enhance the business, communication and planning skills of busy animal health professionals. The program consists of ten two-day interactive educational modules focused on swine health management. Module topics cover essential aspects of swine production and health maintenance to enhance the management, consultation and problem-solving skills of veterinarians.

“Our veterinarians are devoted to providing the best clinical service and information to our customers. Keith, Erin, Jeff and Brian’s participation in this program demonstrates our continuing dedication at Boehringer Ingelheim to improving the swine health practices in the industry,” says Tyler Holck, associate director of swine professional services for BIVI.

More than 35 veterinarians from 12 states completed the program this April. The award-winning program uses nationally-recognized experts from academia and industry to deliver relevant knowledge. The program has more than 200 graduates since its inception in 1991.