Royal Canin names global chief medical officer
Dr. Brent Mayabb previously served as chief veterinary officer with the company’s U.S. division.
Pet food maker Royal Canin has promoted Brent Mayabb, DVM, to global chief medical officer, a new position that places him as medical liaison between the company and large veterinary practice groups.
Dr. Mayabb spent the past six years as chief veterinary officer and vice president of corporate affairs for Royal Canin USA.
“There is no one better suited than Dr. Mayabb for this newly created role,” said Kamie Eckert, Royal Canin USA’s president. “Brent has been an ambassador for the company externally, and internally he has led change to support the rapid growth of our organization.”
Dr. Mayabb will work with the company’s Global Research and Development and Veterinary Pillar team.
Royal Canin credited him with leading the optimization of its learning and development programs and creating “strong external partnerships with organizations, influencers and key opinion leaders within the veterinary industry.”
“Over the last six years in my current role, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate and build relationships with many types of organizations across the U.S. veterinary industry,” Dr. Mayabb said. “I’m excited to now work with veterinary businesses across the globe in partnership to improve the lives of cats and dogs.”
In addition to his corporate work, Dr. Mayabb is a relief veterinarian in suburban St. Louis, where he is based.
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