Aviagen’s Vice President of Veterinary Services Dr. Eric Jensen has been elected as the new President of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP), replacing outgoing President Dr. Nathaniel Tablante, a professor at the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland.

A long-time and active member of the AAAP, Dr. Jensen will hold this office for one year, after having served on the Board of Directors for five  years and as President Elect the previous year.  He was officially appointed on August 4 during a ceremony at the 62th annual AAAP business meeting, which took place August 2-4 in Washington.

Dr. Jensen has more than 30 years of experience as a veterinarian specializing in poultry medicine.  He joined Aviagen in 1995 as Program Veterinarian and in 2015 was promoted to his current role as Vice President of Veterinary Services.  He holds a Master of Avian Medicine and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, both from the University of Georgia.

Aviagen and AAAP have a common mission to share the latest scientific developments, resulting in ongoing improvements that propel the poultry industry forward.  Aviagen is a longstanding supporter of AAAP, and this year pledged $5,000 as a Platinum AAAP sponsor, in addition to donating more than $5,000 to four Preceptor Scholarship Awards for 2019.  The scholarship is intended to assist veterinary students as they explore avian medicine as a career.