Dr. Mia Cary has extensive veterinary industry experience in private practice as well as regional and national training, technical, support, sales, marketing and leadership positions for veterinary companies including Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and Novartis Animal Health.
Upon completing a Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Murray State University in Kentucky, Dr. Cary spent six years researching marine mammals in diverse locations including the Dominican Republic and Barrow, Alaska. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After working in private practice in Gainesville, FL as an associate veterinarian she joined Novartis Animal Health where she held a variety of positions including territory manager, key customer consultant, regional trainer, district manager, national sales training manager, and brand manager.
Dr. Cary joined Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) in June, 2004 as a Professional Service Veterinarian covering the Southeastern US and in February 2005 was named Manager of the Pet Segment Professional Services team. In February 2006 she was promoted to Marketing Manager for the Companion Animal Segment and in January 2007 transitioned into the role of Senior Associate Director of Professional Services. She held the role of Regional Sales Manager for BIVI’s Mighty Mid-Atlantic region from 2009 until 2013.
Dr. Cary Joined the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) in February 2014 as the Vice President of Corporate Relations and in March 2015 transitioned to the Vice President of Industry Relations and Specialty Programs. In February 2016 Dr. Cary was named NAVC’s first ever Chief Innovation Officer. She also serves as President-Elect for the American Association of Industry Veterinarians (AAIV) and serves on the inaugural Veterinary Innovation Council Board of Directors. In her current role with the NAVC Dr. Cary directs the sales and partnership activities of NAVC’s diverse programs including multi-media advertising, sponsorship and exhibit opportunities — all with the mission of serving the veterinary profession while enhancing the experience for NAVC sponsors, exhibitors and other industry partners. In addition, her new role encompasses all educational programs including core programming. Hands-on Lab and Specialty Program offerings. She resides in Greensboro, NC with her husband, three bonus kids and Lucy the dog.