Pfizer Animal Health recently contributed $20,000 to the National Future Farmers of America Association and the American Humane Association(AHA).
Pfizer has been doing this as part of their Commitment to Veterinarians platform , which is a program offering support through education and training, research and development, and helping to investing in the future of veterinary medicine.
Michael McFarland, DVM, DABVP, Group Director of U.S. Veterinary Operations for Companion Animals for Pfizer Animal Health, shared, “We have partnered with American Humane Association to gain a better understanding of the human-animal bond, explore the interface between animals and humans in the treatment of disease and overall health, and improve emergency and disaster relief response in times of need.”
In order for this donation to happen, Pfizer employees pledged to show support of these groups during their annual meeting. Rob Kelly, Vice President, United States Cattle Operations for Pfizer Animal Health, shared that the partnership focuses on helping to connect FFA members with local vets and developing leaders in animal health for the future.
Pfizer has been in existence for over 150 years and touts itself as the world’s leading biopharamaceutical company. Their global portfolio in health care includes both human and animal biology. Information about Pfizer’s animal health commitment can be found at www.pfizerAH.com. Learn about Commitment to Veterinarians at vets.pfizerah.com, on Twitter @Commitment2Vets, and on Facebook at
The American Humane Association has been in existence since 1877 and helps to protect children and animals from abuse and neglect. For more about the American Humane Association, visit www.americanhumane.org.
FFA, or the Future Farmers of America, was founded 1928 by a group of young gamers. Their goal was to help future farms the challenges associated with feeding a growing population. Their teachings involved planting and harvesting as a science, a business, and an art. For more about the FFA, visit www.ffa.org.