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- Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015 21:17
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Dr. Barry Pittman Appointed State Veterinarian
Salt Lake City – Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food, LuAnn Adams, has named Dr. Barry Pittman as Utah’s State Veterinarian. Dr. Pittman is a graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and most recently served as a frontline supervisor for the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service meat inspection program in Utah.
“Dr. Pittman brings a considerable amount of regulatory experience to the department to assure our inspection standards remain at the highest level,” said Commissioner Adams. “Dr. Pittman will help us continue our tradition of excellence in animal health and food safety,” she added.
As a public health veterinarian, Dr. Pittman oversaw consumer protection standards, developed federal animal and herd health emergency response procedures, as well as worked with FEMA to protect the human population from animal diseases.
“I am excited about this opportunity to bring my background in animal health and consumer protection to the Department of Agriculture and Food,” said Dr. Pittman. One of Dr. Pittman’s priorities is to move the state’s veterinary services forward in ways that best serve Utah’s farmers, ranchers and consumers.
Dr. Pittman received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Kansas State University, holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health/Food Safety, and is a graduate of Weber State University.
Contact: Larry Lewis (801) 538-7104
Cell (801) 514-2152
Dr. Barry Pittman Cell (785) 217-5112
posted: Sept. 22, 2015