Strategic Advisory Board
Pneu-Dart, Inc. an innovative manufacture of remote drug delivery equipment dedicated to improving the management of wildlife and livestock, announced the formation of the Pneu-Dart Strategic Advisory Board, a respected group of scientific and business leaders chosen to help counsel the company on the opportunities for maximizing the impact of its products globally.
Blair D. Soars, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pneu-Dart commented, “With a variety of new products now on the market and our patented Slo-Inject system, currently under production development, the time is right to begin thinking more broadly about the range of business development opportunities available to us.” New advisors include the following:
Our future is exciting and we are thrilled these leaders share in our enthusiasm and recognize the potential for our products on a global scale. Our advisors bring an unrivaled wealth of knowledge from a diverse array of wildlife and livestock experiences. Our entire Pneu Dart team is deeply grateful these notable individuals have agreed to support us.B. Soars
Mr. Warren Bluntzer
Warren Bluntzer’s passion for the wildlife industry shows throughout every aspect of his career and 39+ years of experience. With a Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University, he began teaching Biology and Chemistry to grades 8-12 soon after graduation. In 1971 he joined the Texas State Game Commission where has gone on to earn Outstanding Wildlife Officer of the Year. He serves as the Lampasas Tourism Committee President, the Founding Director and Legislative Liaison for the Texas Deer Association and as a Consultant and speaker on wildlife issues both private and public. Warren is the founder of Warren Bluntzer Wildlife Consulting Services, Inc. which includes consulting on all phases of wildlife management, the reestablishment of native habitat, water management, fisheries management, and much more. He has served as a member of the Texas A & M University Veterinarian Advisory Group from 2009-2015, has been appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Select Interim Committee to study the practice of breeding whitetail and Mule Deer, and is currently appointed to the Texas CWD Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Task Force Committee, the Texas Wildlife Association Deer Advisory Board, and has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Wildlife Association. Warren believes strongly the management of property and wildlife is a privilege and an appreciative venture into the future.
Dr. Anthony DeNicola, Ph.D.
Anthony J. DeNicola – Certified Wildlife Biologistis President of White Buffalo, Inc.; a non-profit research organization dedicated to conserving ecosystems through wildlife population control research and management. He received a B.S. in Biology from Trinity College of Hartford, CT (1988), an M.S. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (1990), and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Purdue University (1996). He has coordinated numerous suburban deer management/research programs, has been involved with nearly all the world’s largest ungulate eradication programs, and has trained numerous professionals in wildlife euthanasia techniques. Tony also has been directly involved in wildlife capture technology research and development over the past 20 years. He is a member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association, the Society for Conservation Biology, and The Wildlife Society. Tony holds research affiliate positions with the Denver Zoological Foundation and the University of Georgia. His professional interests are technical/behavioral/ecological approaches to wildlife damage control, wildlife reproductive control, and control of introduced vertebrate species.
Jason Douglas has been actively involved in the stocker/backgrounder, cow-calf, and feedyard business since his graduation from Oklahoma State University in 1998 with a B.S. in Animal Science. He has worked extensively in the animal health distribution business as well management system development for stocker cattle operations. He currently works for MWI/Micro in conjunction with veterinarians, producers, order buyers, and livestock marketing firms throughout the southern and southwest United States. He and his wife Kaci operate a stocker and back grounding operation in western Oklahoma with their two sons Kason and Krece and have utilized remote injection technology for the last 10 years where they have compiled data on remote injection use and its efficiencies over conventional methods.
Dr. Jessica Laurin, DVM
As a graduate from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, Dr. Laurin spent 3 years in feedlot practices in southwestern Kansas. Dr. Laurin then moved home and established the Animal Health Center of Marion County and Tri-County Veterinary Center. Dr Laurin’s practice sits along the western edge of the Flint Hills. Dr. Laurin is active in the veterinarian community with memberships in several organizations, including AABP, ARV and KVMA. She has also been a member of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) for over 20 years and has served as president. Dr. Laurin has made presentations at several continuing education conferences, including twice presenting at the prestigious Western States Convention in Las Vegas.
Dr. Floyd K. McKeith, Ph.D.
Dr. McKeith’s career has specialized the teaching, research and extension of Meat Science. He earned a B.S. in Animal Sciences from Washington State University and when on to earn an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from Texas A & M University. Now a retired consultant, he began his career as a Lecturer in the Animal Sciences division at the University of Illinois. Moving quickly from a Lecturer to an Assistant and Associate Professor he ultimately served as a Professor in Animal Sciences from 1993 – 2014. He has earned many awards including the Outstanding Service Award from the American Association of Meat Processors, the Meats Research Award from the American Meat Science Association and American Society of Animal Sciences, the Distinguished Service Award from Illinois Association of Meat Processors and Illinois Pork Producers Association. He has served on the Editorial Board of the American Society of Animal Science, has earned the Extension Award from the Department of Animal Sciences at University of Illinois and much more. His Teaching responsibilities included Animal Science, Slaughter and Processing of Red Meats, Meat Purchasing and Preparation, and Meat Science. Prior to retirement, he was responsible for the activities of the Meat Science Laboratory as well. With over 240 publications, Dr. McKeith has focused his research and career on the growth, quality, composition, and palatability of meat animals.
Mr. William J. Robison
Earned his B.S. in mathematics from University of Louisiana-Monroe and upon graduation, served three years as an officer in the U. S. Marine Corps. Mr. “B.J.” Robison now retired started his extensive career in sales and operations with Pfizer Inc.. After moving to Pfizer’s New York headquarters, he was appointed vice president of sales for Pfizer Labs and was later named senior vice president of Pfizer Labs. Soon thereafter he became vice president and general manager of Pratt Pharmaceuticals, a then new division of the U. S. Pharmaceuticals Group. He was elected as a corporate officer and appointed president of the Consumer Health Care Group and within just a few years was appointed senior vice president of Pfizer Inc. and head of Pfizer human resources. In 1998, he was appointed executive vice president of Pfizer Inc where he retired in 2001. Additionally he served as a ten-year board member for MWI Vet. Supply Co., Inc, until the purchase by AmerisourceBergan, Inc. For the past nine years, he has served as a board member for NeoGenomics Lab., Inc. and for twenty years had been a member of the board of trustees for the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Most recently and with great pride he became one of the founding members of the Marine Corps National Museum located in Quantico Virginia.
Dr. Cliff Shipley, DVM, DACT
Dr. Clifford Shipley attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education and obtained his DVM from Iowa State University in 1982. In 1997, Dr. Shipley was awarded Board Certification from the American College of Theriogenologists. He is currently the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals, Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program at the University of Illinois and has served on the Illinois Livestock Board of Commissioners since 2008. His research interests include the reproduction of all species with an emphasis on embryo transfer, laparoscopic AI, semen collection, and semen freezing in small ruminants. He is interested in cervid reproduction and herd health, and is also a beef and small ruminant veterinary extension specialist.
Dr. Rachael Weiss, DVM
Dr. Rachael Weiss attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where she received her B.S. in Biology and Psychology. She continued her education and obtained her D.V.M. from The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After graduation, Dr. Weiss worked in large animal private practice and focused on small ruminant and equine reproduction and medicine. After working four years in private practice, she completed a 6 month internship in equine reproduction and then pursued a three year residency in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at the Wilds in Cumberland, OH. Dr. Weiss is currently the owner of Applied Reproductive Concepts, LLC which is a clinical practice focused on small ruminant reproduction. Her professional interests include wildlife reproduction and management, anesthesia, immunology and sustainable use of wildlife.