Shepherd to Lead Global Quality Assurance Dr. Gene Shepherd is now managing director of world quality assurance and veterinary services at Cobb-Vantress. “I’m delighted for the opportunity to lead Cobb’s world-class team of health, biosecurity, and animal welfare experts,” Shepherd said. “I look forward to working with the team as we continue to provide unparalleled service and support to our customers.” Shepherd joined Cobb in 2014 to manage veterinary programs within our North American facilities. He began his professional career in 2011 as a veterinarian for Pig Improvement Company. Shepherd is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Shepherd and his wife Jennifer will soon relocate to northwest Arkansas with their daughter, Charlotte.