Dr. Theresia Lavergne has joined the Natural Biologics team to serve as technical service lead. In this newly developed position, Dr. Lavergne will work closely with the sales teams to identify product applications at the farm level. She will also work directly with poultry and companion animal nutritionists and researchers to evaluate product performance and seek out unique and innovative solutions to on-farm challenges.
“Natural Biologics is excited to expand the service and expertise we offer to our customers and deliver this level of advanced technical support,” said Dr. Charlie Elrod, co-founder and chief executive officer of Natural Biologics. “Theresia brings a wealth of poultry experience, as well as a drive to improve animal health and productivity. She will work with our sales team and our new product development team as we expand our offerings in the monogastric, ruminant and companion animal arenas.”
"Natural Biologics has a history of innovative approaches and a unique vision for the poultry space," noted Lavergne. "I'm excited to join the Natural Biologics team and be a part of this mission to identify natural and sustainable ways to raise our animals and feed the world."
Dr. Lavergne earned a bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy sciences from Auburn University, a master’s degree from Mississippi State and her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in non-ruminant nutrition. She spent sixteen years as a professor and extension specialist for Louisiana State University and the last six years working in a technical service role for another animal nutrition company. Dr. Lavergne will be based out of her home in Stephenville, Texas, where she lives with her husband and two children.