Merck appoints new editor in chief of its renowned reference manual


Dr. Alexandra L. Winter's core mission is to discuss strategies for advancing the health and quality of life of both pets and people with both veterinary and pet-owning communities.

Alexandra L. Winter, BVSc (Hons), DACVS (Photo courtesy of Merck and Co.)

Alexandra L. Winter, BVSc (Hons), DACVS (Photo courtesy of Merck and Co.)

Earlier this month, Merck and Co. Inc, appointed Alexandra L. Winter, BVSc (Hons), DACVS, as the new editor in chief of The Merck Veterinary Manual—a trusted source for veterinary and other animal health professionals since 1955.

In her new role, Winter will be tasked with leading an ongoing conversation with all relevant stakeholders, including veterinarians, students, animal owners, and industry professionals, about how to advance the health and quality of life of both animals and humans, according to a Merck release. “The Merck Veterinary Manual, in all of its formats, will reflect these diverse perspectives," says Winter, in an organizational release.

More about Winter

Winter has an extensive background in innovation, interprofessional research collaboration, and medical education. She's also a member of the Veterinary Surgery journal's editorial board and associate editor of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. Additionally, Winter serves as faculty for the Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education course at the Harvard Macy Institute at Harvard University and is a member of several other professional veterinary organizations. Recently, Winter served on the Residency Program Compliance Committee for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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