Neal Benjamin is a veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. (CVS) and is currently serving as a production veterinarian with Professional Swine Management, Ltd. (PSM). Neal joined the practice in 2016.
Neal spent a year studying agricultural production at the Catholic University of Argentina including swine production 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 treatments 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.
Neal is certified through the National Pork Board’s Pork Quality Assurance Plus Program and is a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Neal is responsible for training new employees, auditing production practices on PSM managed farms, working with farm managers to identify opportunities to improve production, and assisting the production managers within the system.