Neal Benjamin is an associate veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. (CVS) after joining the practice in 2016. He services both sow farms and finishing sites within the Carthage System as well as outside clients.
Prior to joining Carthage Neal spent a year studying agricultural production at the Catholic University of Argentina in 2009. Neal earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2011 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. In 2012 he spent a year as a Congress-Bundestag fellow attending veterinary classes at the University of Leipzig while working on a project involving bovine rotavirus. He also spent the summer of 2014 at the Nantes-Atlantic National College of Veterinary Medicine in France working on the effects of stem cell transplants on a mouse model of Pompe disease. He graduated in 2016 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
During his time with the Carthage System Neal spent a year as a production veterinarian working with production managers to improve production and performance at Carthage System sow farms. In 2016 he led an intensive training program for 16 Chinese veterinarians who came to study swine medicine in Carthage.