The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has named former National Pork Board staffer Liz Wagstrom, DVM, as its chief veterinarian effective May 16.

Wagstrom worked at the Pork Board first as director of Veterinary Services and more recently as assistant vice president for Science and Technology.

Of late, she was an associate professor with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Animal Health and Food Safety.

She has also served as an epidemiologist and public health veterinarian for the Minnesota Department of Health.

Wagstrom has broad experience in domestic and international animal health and welfare, on-farm production and public health and food safety issues, according to Audrey Adamson, NPPC vice president of domestic policy issues.