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shane brookshireAs part of its ongoing growth and continued expansion of its management team, SmartVet announces that Dr. Shane Brookshire will be taking the helm of SmartVet Holding Inc. current operations with immediate effect as the President of North and Latin American operations.  
 
Dr Brookshire is a highly experienced senior animal health executive. He previously led the US Ruminant and Equine Sales team at the world’s third largest animal health company Merial.  Prior to this he ran Merial’s Veterinary Public Health business unit. Shane brings a unique combination of both private company and public sector experience, having previously been the Commercial Director of private equity backed Anitox as well as serving as the State Veterinarian and Director of the Division of Animal Health for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Shane graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri and continues to be active in a cattle operation in Missouri.
 
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of an innovative and hard-working organization and lead the growth of this business to the next level.” says Shane. ”I’m very excited to be able to deliver some of the most innovative technology the cattle industry has seen in decades.”  
 
“We congratulate Shane on the impact he has already made during his short time with us, and we look forward to many fruitful years working together with Shane. “  adds SmartVet Chairman, Grant Weyer.
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Olathe, Kansas (July 1, 2014) 
As part of its ongoing growth and continued expansion of its management team, SmartVet has appointed Louise Mawhinney as its new CFO. 
 
Louise MawhinneyLouise has over 16 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer, the last 10 of which have been in life sciences. She was most recently the CFO of Aratana Therapeutics, a pet therapeutics company, where she was instrumental in its IPO – the “Most Successful IPO of 2013” according to Bloomberg.  Prior to that, Louise was CFO of Ikonisys, a cell-based diagnostics company and Helicos BioSciences, a genetic analysis technology company where she led the 2007 IPO. Louise was also CFO for ArQule, an oncology therapeutics company, eSpendwise, a provider of global eBusiness systems, and The Butcher Company, a chemical manufacturing company. Prior to that, she was Group Controller at Lifetime Corporation; and a Senior Tax Specialist at KPMG in Boston. Louise holds a Masters Degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and has been a CPA in Massachusetts since 1989.
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