New Product Podcast: Dr. Jeff Okones from Pharmgate Animal Health discusses PRRSGard


Welcome to the New Product Podcast Report.  Pharmgate Animal Health is pleased to announce PRRSGard®, an innovative, modified-live vaccine, is available broadly in the U.S. market. Joining us today is Dr Jeff Okones. Jeff is based in Iowa, is an Iowa State grad, and worked in private practice before becoming a technical service veterinarian with Pfizer, BI, and now Pharmgate.

Episode Summary

  • Dr Okones talks about launching a new product during Covid as well as some Technical terms about PrrsGard
  • Dr Okones answers a Question from Rebecca Davis, a Pork Producer in Michigan


  • Dr Okones answers rapid fire questions including three products keys, improvements, and product videos
  • Dr Okones  discusses a trial experience and how the trial data is different
  • Dr Okones sums up his final word and thought on the product

Dr Jeff Okones Profile

  • Jeff Okones is a Technical Service Veterinarian with Pharmgate Animal Health Inc. (PAH) in Willingham, North Carolina. He joined PAH in January of 2020 and is located in Conrad, Iowa.
  • Before joining PAH, Jeff was a Professional Service Veterinarian for the Swine Division of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health for 18 years. His responsibilities included sales and technical support to swine producers and veterinarians for BIAH swine vaccines.
  • Prior to joining BIAH, he worked as a swine health consultant for Pfizer Animal Health, now known as Zoetis Inc, from May 2000 until August 2002.
  • After graduation in May of 1984, Jeff was a mixed animal practitioner for 18 years in Maquoketa and Gladbrook, Iowa, where he specialized in food animal medicine.
  • Education
    Dr Okones earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1984 from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Personal Profile
    Jeff enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, biking, following Cyclone athletics and babysitting his three grandsons