Colleague Brings Pfizer Animal Medications & Knowledge to Navajo Reservation
Colleague Brings Pfizer Animal Medications, Knowledge to Navajo Reservation
Adrian Haynie helped vaccinate hundreds of animals on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico.
When one of Adrian Haynie's veterinarian clients asked her about a possible medicinal donation from Pfizer Animal Health (PAH) for an annual mission trip with members of his church, she wanted to help out. But when she was then asked to accompany the group, she couldn't turn down the invitation.
Haynie, a Pfizer Animal Health Equine Territory Manager for the Southeast Region in the U.S., joined the mission this summer for an eight-day trip to the Navajo Reservation just outside Farmington, New Mexico.
Adrian Haynie, Pfizer Animal Health Equine
Territory Manager for the Southeast Region
in the U.S.
Bringing along vaccinations and dewormers for over 1,500 sheep, 200 horses and countless dogs, cats and cattle, all donated by Pfizer Animal Health, Haynie traveled with the group to private farms throughout the reservation. She educated tribe members about the importance of health care for animals, herd health and vaccinations, and helped administer the medicines.
"The Navajo people were completely appreciative and overwhelmed by the generosity that PAH showed," said Haynie, noting that the tribe has limited funds and resources to keep their farms up and running.
"The conditions in which the Navajo people live are very harsh, and the lay of their land is very vast and deserted," she explained. "But they have a passion and a love for what they do day in and day out."
Haynie plans to accompany the mission again next year when it returns to the reservation.
"This experience gave me a greater appreciation for what I do on a daily basis — educating and helping the equine community about proper herd health and maintenance," she said. "PAH was very generous to donate the medicines for the Navajo tribe, and it makes me feel proud to be a part of a company that wants to give back."