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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI), a global leader in the animal health industry, today announced that Rory Fischer, DVM, joins the company as a technical services veterinarian. In his new role, Fischer’s responsibilities will focus on the BIVI cattle and equine portfolios along with some swine.
A graduate of the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Fischer received his undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. Prior to joining BIVI, Fischer spent seven years as a staff veterinarian and area supervisory veterinarian with the South Dakota Animal Industry Board within the State Veterinarian’s Office.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Fischer to the veterinary technical services team,” said Kari Swan, DVM, senior associate director, veterinary technical services. “His experience as a state staff veterinarian will be greatly beneficial in his new role at BIVI.” As a member of the veterinary technical services team, Fischer will be responsible for collection of adverse event data and product quality reports as well as providing this information to relevant government agencies.
Fischer, his wife, Christina, and their 8-year-old twin daughters, Madilynn and Grace, are relocating to St. Joseph, Mo., from their current home in Pierre, S.D.
“I am excited to join BIVI and embark on a new phase in my veterinary medical career,” Fischer said. “I look forward to helping BIVI customers and learning even more about the company’s outstanding line of animal health and veterinary biopharmaceutical products.”

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About Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.
BIVI develops, manufactures and markets novel and innovative solutions for the prevention and treatment of disease in the cattle, equine, pet and swine markets. BIVI is the fifth largest animal health company in the U.S. and is a part of the global Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH. Our U.S. headquarters is located within the KC Animal Health Corridor in St. Joseph, Mo., with other sites in Ames, Fort Dodge and Sioux Center, Iowa. We have 2,000 employees unleashing their collective passion to keep animals healthy every day.
With more than 3,800 employees worldwide, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health achieved net sales of about 1.4 billion euros in 2015. In our research-driven Animal Health business, Boehringer Ingelheim continually invests more than 11 percent of net sales of the Animal Health business in R&D.
Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, Boehringer Ingelheim operates globally through 145 affiliates and a total of some 47,500 employees. Founded in 1885, the focus of the family-owned company is on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.
Social responsibility is an important element of the corporate culture at Boehringer Ingelheim. This includes worldwide involvement in social projects through, for example, the “Making More Health” initiative while also caring for employees. Respect, equal opportunity and reconciling career and family form the foundation of mutual cooperation. The company also focuses on environmental protection and sustainability in everything it does.
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