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Katie Mrdutt, DVM, Food Armor® Outreach Specialist

FA head shotDr. Katie Mrdutt graduated with her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota in 2011 and worked as a large animal veterinarian for 3 years focusing on dairy production systems. In July of 2014, she joined the WVMA as the Outreach Specialist for the Food Armor® program. In her current role, Dr. Mrdutt works with producers and veterinarians to train them on the Food Armor® program, working towards the goal of long term proper drug use on our farms. She currently resides in Boyceville, WI with her husband, three children and their herd of beef cows.

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Kim Brown Pokorny, MS, MBA, WVMA Executive Director

Brown Pokorny PictureKim Brown Pokorny has been Executive Director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) since June 2008. The WVMA and Brown Pokorny developed the Food Armor® HACCP for Proper Drug Use. Prior to her position at WVMA, Brown Pokorny worked for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) as program manager, was the local markets specialist for a public relations firm representing the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and served as a Dairy and Livestock Instructor for the UW-Extension in Sheboygan County. Brown Pokorny holds a master’s degree in agriculture industries from UW-Platteville. She also earned her undergraduate at UW-Platteville where she majored in animal science with a minor in agricultural economics. In August 2016 she successfully earned her MBA degree from UW-Oshkosh.

Food Armor® Committee

Chairperson: Jon Garber, VMD, DABVP (Dairy)
Nigel Cook, BVSc Cert CHP DBR MRCVS
Glen Johnson, DVM
Hunter Lang, DVM
Jeffrey Loomans, DVM
Julie McGwin, DVM
Terri Ollivett, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
David Rhoda, DVM
Tom Strause, DVM
Richard Wallace, DVM, MS

~To the memory of Dr. Thomas Howard, for all his commitment and support, we dedicate the Food Armor® program. Without his knowledge Food Armor® would not be what it is today. We will always remember you.~

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