Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia is the recipient of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award, to be presented to her March 11, 2019, during the ASAS-ADSA Annual 2019 Midwest Meeting held in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State University with a 65% extension and 35% teaching appointment. Dr. Pairis-Garcia earned her DVM and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University. Dr. Pairis-Garcia teaches undergraduate animal welfare and behavior and co-instructs veterinary students on animal welfare. She serves on the Pig Welfare Committee for AASV and the National Pork Board, the NPB Swine Care Handbook Task Force, and the PAACO Common Swine Industry Audit Curriculum committee. Dr. Pairis-Garcia’s education and applied research interests include development and refinement of materials related to pain management, timely and appropriate euthanasia on farm, welfare audit and assessment programs to ensure positive animal welfare and handling on farm, and to provide expertise on current food animal welfare issues. She is an active member of AVMA, AASV, Midwest ASAS, and writes a monthly column for Pig Progress magazine.
The ASAS Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award recognizes an individual currently employed as an extension specialist by a state or federal service and is engaged in outreach education conducting programs in animal or dairy science. This person actively works with people that produce livestock animals or with people in the meat industry and uses their connections to initiate and develop educational programs dedicated to increasing education in areas such as breeding, milk production, nutrition, management, physiology, and many other areas that promote the growth of the industry. This award is sponsored by BASF.