Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for IDEXX, Dr Relford leads the Companion Animal Group Medical Organization (CMO) for IDEXX. It is focused on providing medical support for IDEXX products throughout their life-cycle from research and development to supporting commercial messaging to education and delivery of medical seminars. Her team provides outreach to universities and other organizations within the veterinary industry. The CMO has a broad breadth across the IDEXX products and services touching many aspects by providing the latest medical knowledge.
During her 20 years at IDEXX, Dr. Relford was Head of Pathology and Internal Medicine from 1996 to 2014. She covered both national and global responsibilities. By managing a team of highly talented professionals her team was able to grow the pathology and the consultation service to over 750,000 customer interactions per year.
Dr. Relford’s professional education was highlighted by a DVM from Auburn University, Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology from Texas A&M and Master of Science degree in Veterinary Pathology from Mississippi State University. Additionally, she obtained board certification by both American College of Veterinary Medicine (ACVIM) and American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). Dr. Relford obtained real world experience from seeing patients for 14 years from 1982 to 1996 working as small animal a small animal practitioner in Florida and Tennessee, receiving and referral clinician for MSU, Director of Community Practice at Texas A&M and as an internal medicine referral clinician at Texas A&M.