Former Kansas State University professor Mark Spire is the recipient of the Animal Health Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and Pfizer Animal Health.
Currently, Spire is technical services manager of Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health. The distinguished service award honors a career of excellence, leadership and service in bovine veterinary medicine and to AABP through innovative thinking, advancement of the profession and peer recognition as a role model.
Spire was on the faculty at K-State College of Veterinary Medicine for 29 years before retiring in 2005. He worked in the departments of clinical sciences and diagnostic medicine/pathobiolotoy and served as assistant director of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
In his role with Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Spire is responsible for sales support in the Southeast and south-central U.S. He also helps oversee sales training, life-cycle management of franchise products, pharmacovigilance and new-product development.