Lynn Pavlovic, Director of Wean-Finish Health at Iowa

posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019


Lynn Pavlovic grew up helping out on dairy farms in Pennsylvania. Her love for livestock drew her to the University of Pennsylvania for a degree in animal science and a doctorate in veterinary medicine. While in school, she worked at the swine teaching farm and got the “bug” for pig farming.

“Everyone told me if I wanted to see the industry, I needed to go to Iowa,” she said. So during her senior year she applied with Iowa Select Farms for a two-week externship, an opportunity vet students have to experience different companies, clinics and veterinary career paths.

After riding along with a different person each day, she was hooked. She knew the feeling was mutual when she got a job offer to join the health services team as a staff veterinarian.

Three years later, Lynn has settled in the small town of Manson and is our Director of Wean-Finish Health. Reflecting back to her college years, Lynn says she thought the swine industry was big, but what is most surprising is how small it feels. “It feels like a family, the way we share information and ideas with other farmers and help each other out.”