The Food & Drug Administration announced that Dr. Timothy Schell has returned to the agency’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to lead its Office of Surveillance & Compliance. Schell rejoined the agency on Feb. 17, 2019.
Schell previously served with CVM for 14 years, joining the center in 2000 as a reviewer of new animal drugs for swine and poultry. Over the course of his tenure, he held increasingly more challenging and higher-profile positions throughout the center that solidified his expertise in animal food and drugs as well as applied research. He held the position of deputy director of the Division of Animal Feeds from 2009 to 2014 and also served in leadership roles as acting director and acting deputy for more than a year at CVM’s Office of Research.
In 2014, Schell joined Elanco Animal Health to lead regulatory affairs strategies in several different areas, expanding the firm’s global initiatives in animal drugs and feed additives.
Schell earned his master's and Ph.D. in animal nutrition at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Va. He completed his undergraduate degree in animal and dairy sciences at Auburn University.