The transmission of PEDV through the feed supply chain is an example of a complex disease transmission pathway that triggered swine feed industry stakeholders to collaborate in understanding and addressing the risk factors.
PIC North America. United States
Tim was born and raised near Kitchener-Waterloo in southern Ontario, Canada. He studied veterinary medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. After graduating in 1992, he started his career in the swine specialty practice of Sheridan and Heuser Swine Health Services in Steinbach, Manitoba. In 1995, he started Heartland Swine Health Veterinary Services in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He remained in private practice until 1998 when he became the lead staff veterinarian for Cotswold Canada and Cotswold USA. From 2001 to 2007, he worked for Maple Leaf Foods as a staff veterinarian for the Elite Swine Inc production system. At Elite Swine, he was responsible for delivering the veterinary services to a production system with a base of 65,000 sows in the regions of southeastern Manitoba and southern Ontario. During this time he was a member of the Elite Swine veterinary team that was comprised of 4 veterinarians. From May 2007 to July 2011, he returned to private veterinary practice and started Snider Veterinary Services. During that time he provided veterinary services to approximately 40,000 sows and their associated production systems. His customer base included the Progressive Livestock Management (PLM) swine production system, TOPIGS Canada and TOPIGS USA. In the summer of 2011 he started a 2 year Residency in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Currently he is working at PIC North America as Health Assurance Veterinarian.
Updated CV 24-Feb-2015
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