Speaker

Kimberly Vonnahme

Associate Director in Outcomes Research, Zoetis

Kimberly Vonnahme is an Associate Director in Outcomes Research at Zoetis. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Animal Science, received her M.S. in Animal Science, from Oklahoma State University, and her PhD in Reproductive Physiology from University of Wyoming. Following post-doctoral work, she was hired at North Dakota State University as an Assistant Professor in 2004, advanced to Associate Professor with tenure in 2010, and was promoted to Professor in 2016.

Through her 13 years as a faculty member at NDSU, Kim developed a rigorous research program in swine, sheep, and cattle reproductive physiology with an emphasis in developmental programming. She was lead instructor for Reproductive Physiology, trained numerous MS and Ph.D. students, and won numerous awards for her research and teaching including being named as the winner of the Jordan A. Engberg Endowed Professorship at NDSU. She started with Zoetis August 2017 as an Associate Director of Outcomes Research where she serves the Livestock Business Units. Kim has co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, 3 book chapters, and 2 patents. She has presented her research in many international scientific conferences including venues in Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Kim has been an active member of the American Society of Animal Science since her undergraduate years, currently serving as the President of the Midwestern Section. Kim has been co-chair for the non-profit Harvest Hope Farms since 2017. She is active in her community in part by actively participating in church and school activities.

Kim resides in Fargo, ND with her husband and two children, Katie (15) and Joey (11).