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Angela Baysinger

Angela Baysinger, DVM, MS, is the Animal Welfare Lead, North American Operations, for Merck Animal Health. In this role, Dr. Baysinger is responsible for developing and verifying science-based welfare standards within Merck Animal Health. Dr. Baysinger works with food animal industry groups and producers to provide and explain the science of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture care and well-being. Additionally, she liaises with Food Service and Retail organizations to advise them on animal care science, husbandry, and welfare. 

Dr. Baysinger received her DVM from the University of Missouri and a Masters in Epidemiology from the University of Nebraska. She currently pursues Board certification in Animal Welfare through the American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW), an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognized veterinary specialty.  

A strong advocate for animal welfare, Dr. Baysinger has focused throughout her career on the science and welfare of food animals. From private large animal veterinary practice in Nebraska, she worked extensively with cow-calf, feedlot, and swine farms. She had oversight of animal welfare and on-farm program development at Farmland Foods/Smithfield. She has served twice as the Chair of the Board of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO). Dr. Baysinger is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), International Poultry Welfare Alliance (IPWA), Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) and many Animal Welfare Committees.