Dr. Mia Cary holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Murray State University in Kentucky. She spent six years in the field of marine mammalogy under Dr. James G. Mead at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC and included unique work in diverse locations such as the Dominican Republic (Center for Costal Studies) and Barrow, Alaska (North Slope Borough, Department of Wildlife Management).
Dr. Cary 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 held a variety of positions with Novartis Animal Health including Territory Manager, Key Customer Consultant, Regional Trainer, District Manager, National Sales Training Manager, and Brand Manager. She 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. In March 2015 she transitioned into the role of 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 Executive Director for the Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) and President-Elect for the American Association of Industry Veterinarians (AAIV). At NAVC Dr. Cary has the pleasure of working with an amazing and talented group of people with a common goal. While living the NAVC mission of bringing world-class education to the veterinary profession, the team works together to bring to life NAVC’s vision of becoming the most sought after, collaborative and innovative community in the veterinary profession.
She resides in Greensboro, NC with her husband, three bonus kids and Lucy the dog.