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2021 Annual Conference and the J.T. Vaughn Equine Conference

Fairfield Bain

Fairfield Bain

Dr. Bain is Associate Director of the Equine Innovation, Discovery, and Development team at Merck Animal Health.

He received his BS in Animal Science at North Carolina State University, then obtained his DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He returned to NC State for a Large Animal Internship, then pursued a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida, and a residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at Kansas State University. He is board-certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. His career has included time in private referral hospitals (Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Littleton Equine Medical Center, Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery) as well as University hospitals in the US (University of Pennsylvania, Washington State University) and Australia (University of Queensland). Prior to joining Merck Animal Health in April 2016, he was a Clinical Professor of Equine Internal Medicine and Section Head for the Equine Hospital at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is known for his work in diagnostic ultrasound, perinatology, neonatal intensive care, equine pathology and cytology, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He also holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

He and his wife reside in Placitas, New Mexico along with a Yorkie and two Jack Russell Terriers. He is an avid reader, enjoys history, traveling the world, wines of the world, outdoor photography, and archery.