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Feather in Her Cap honors 4 female leaders

The women come from Henry Schein, Zoetis, Aratana and Bayer.

Feather in Her Cap honors 4 female leaders
The non-profit Feather in Her Cap Association is based in New York.

The first four recipients of the Feather in Her Cap award — all veterinary industry veterans — were recognized Feb. 5 in Orlando, Fla.

The award was created by the Feather in Her Cap Association, which was formed in 2017 to recognize the leadership, contributions and mentorship of women in the animal health industry.

The honorees, who each received a gold feather brooch and feathered hat, were:

  • Kimberly Allen, president of commercial operations at Henry Schein Animal Health and the first woman to serve on and chair the American Veterinary Distributors Association board of directors. She has been a leader in the veterinary distribution industry for 36 years.
  • Catherine Knupp, DVM, MS, executive vice president and president of research and development at Zoetis Inc. She has spent more than a decade leading animal health research and development programs, first at Pfizer and today at Zoetis.
  • Marie-Paul Lachaud, DVM, head of European program management at Aratana Therapeutics Inc. She founded the first animal health clinical research organization in Europe and has served as an independent consultant to nearly all the leading pharmaceutical companies in veterinary medicine, the association stated.
  • Joyce Lee, MBA, president of North America at Bayer Animal Health. She has worked for nearly two decades in animal health and is “known for championing other women by utilizing mentorship as a development tool and [for] her ability to serve as a connector among women in the industry,” according to the association.

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