Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine
First Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Tuskegee University Chapel
Christine C. Jenkins DVM, DACVIM-SAIM
Alumna - Class of 1984
Dr. Christine C. Jenkins heads the Veterinary Medical Services and Outcomes Research groups responsible for customer support, adverse event reporting, and outcomes research at Zoetis. Jenkins also oversees the Academic and Professional Affairs team responsible for strategic partnerships with U.S. and Caribbean colleges of veterinary medicine, and key professional associations. She directs the U.S. philanthropy and corporate social responsibility strategy, which supports key outreach efforts including disaster relief, student scholarship and internship programs, and Zoetis’ Commitment to Veterinarians™ platform. As a member of the Zoetis U.S. Leadership Team, Dr. Jenkins serves as the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for U.S. Operations.
Prior to joining Zoetis in 2012, Jenkins held director positions in clinical research, regulatory affairs and marketing at Pfizer Animal Health, Merial Ltd., and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Earlier, Jenkins’ career was spent in academia where she achieved tenure as an Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and served as Coordinator of Recruitment for the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. During her academic tenure, Dr. Jenkins’ research emphasis was in comparative gastroenterology and oncology where she led research programs as a Principle Investigator that evaluated anti-gastric ulcer drugs in dogs and horses. While at UT, Dr. Jenkins implemented several successful diversity initiatives funded by USDA and the State of Tennessee, and spearheaded a diversity grant for Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine during her early years at Pfizer.
Jenkins, a native of Tallahassee, Florida received her BS degree in Animal Science from Florida A. & M. University and her DVM from Tuskegee University. She completed an internship at the University of Florida and a residency at the University of Tennessee in small animal internal medicine. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Small Animal Internal Medicine and is a past-president of the ACVIM Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Jenkins serves on the Board of Directors for the One Health Commission, the Sponsors Board for FFA, the Advisory Board for Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the Dean’s Advisory Board for Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and previously served two terms on the Board of Directors for CATalyst Council.
In her free time, Dr. Jenkins is involved in community service as an active member of the Morris County NJ Chapter of LINKS Inc. where she is Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Dr. Jenkins is married to Pierre France and has a daughter named Kathryn, a cat named Buttercup and a Jack Russell named Biscuit.
The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine’s (TUCVM) May 6th graduation ceremony will be an inaugural event for the College that will be met with much anticipation. The inception of our first TUCVM graduation ceremony will include the Veterinary Oath Ceremony and conferring of the DVM diploma to the Class of 2017.