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Animal Health Experts

GD Animal Health is a leading company in animal health that employs a team of veterinarians, specialists and scientists who execute animal health monitoring, conduct practical research and develop programmes for animal disease prevention and control. Many of our animal health experts are also frequently asked to share their knowledge or research with local and international audiences.

 Ynte Schukken Prof. dr. Ynte Hein Schukken
CEO GD Animal Health

‘The combination of diagnostics and animal health expertise is what makes GD Animal Health so unique. 
This enables us to offer products and services that not only improve animal health, but are also convenient for our customers and generate good financial returns.’ 

Poultry

Ruth Bouwstra

Ruth Bouwstra, DVM, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • How to minimize risks of avian influenza introduction
  • How to monitor avian influenza nationwide
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Christiaan ter Veen

Christiaan ter Veen, DVM, MAHM

Fields of expertise

  • Poultry Coccidiosis
  • Zoonotic Salmonella
  • Salmonella Pullorum/Salmonella Gallinarum
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Jeanine Wiegel

Jeanine Wiegel, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Monitoring
  • Research projects (antimicrobial use and resistance in poultry)
  • Consultancy
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Sjaak de Wit

Sjaak de Wit, DVM, PhD, DipECPVS

Fields of expertise

  • Quality and accreditation of serological tests for poultry pathogens
  • Test development
  • On-site consultancy
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Ruminants

Maarten Weber

Maarten F. Weber, DVM, DBR, MSc, PhD, DipECBHM, DipECVPH

Fields of expertise

  • Paratuberculosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
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Linda van Wuijckhuise

Linda van Wuijckhuise, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Animal health monitoring
  • Food and mouth disease (FMD)
  • Bluetongue
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Christian Scherpenzeel

Christian Scherpenzeel, DVM, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Udder health
  • Milk quality
  • Selective dry cow treatment
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Ryan van Egmond

Ryan van Egmond, DVM, BSc

Fields of expertise

  • Udder health
  • Milk quality
  • Antibiotic violation
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Thomas Dijkstra

Thomas Dijkstra, DVM, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Fertility
  • Animal health monitoring
  • Paratuberculosis
  • Neospora
  • Q-fever
Sanne Carp-van Dijken

Sanne Carp-van Dijken, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Nutrition (trace minerals/vitamins)
  • Transition management
  • Water quality
  • Host defence mechanism
  • Animal health monitoring
Jasper het Lam

Jasper het Lam, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Udder health
  • Fertility
  • Animal health monitoring
Jan Muskens

Jan Muskens, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Animal health monitoring
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Transition management
  • Young stock nutrition and management
  • Fertility
  • Tuberculosis
  • Q-fever
Menno Holzhauer

Menno Holzhauer, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Animal health monitoring
  • Claw health
  • Young stock nutrition and management
  • Parasitic diseases
Jasper Simons

Jasper Simons, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Infectious disease BVD
  • Infectious disease IBR
  • Animal halth monitoring
Debora Smits

Debora Smits, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Animal health monitoring
  • Claw health
  • Young stock nutrition and management
  • Parasitic diseases
Frederik Waldeck

Frederik Waldeck, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Infectious disease BVD
  • Infectious disease IBR
Katrien van den Brink

Katrien van den Brink, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Infectious disease BVD
  • Infectious disease IBR

Pigs

Theo Geudeke

Theo Geudeke, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECPHM

Fields of expertise

  • Theo Geukede works at GD as veterinarian pig health care.
Manon Houben

Manon Houben, DVM

Fields of expertise

  • Manon Houben works at GD as chief veterinarian of the pig department. 
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Small ruminants

Karianne Lievaart-Peterson

Karianne Lievaart-Peterson, DVM, PhD, Grad., Cert. in UL&T, DipECSRHM

Fields of expertise

  • Infectious diseases: MVV, CAEV, CLA, Paratuberculosis
  • Metabolic disorders: (trace)minerals
  • Diagnostics
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Piet Vellema

Piet Vellema, DVM, PhD, DipECSRHM

Fields of expertise

  • Piet Vellema is the head of the department of small ruminant health. 
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René van den Brom

René van den Brom, DVM, PhD, DipECSRHM

Fields of expertise

  • Surveillance of small ruminant health 
  • Infectious causes of abortion in small ruminants 
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Epidemiology

Anouk Veldhuis

Anouk Veldhuis, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Quantitative epidemiology
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • Monitoring of endemic diseases
  • Scenario tree modelling
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Gerdien van Schaik

Gerdien van Schaik, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Quantitative epidemiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Modelling
  • Surveillance 
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Inge Santman-Berends

Inge Santman-Berends, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Quantitative epidemiology
  • Monitoring and surveillance
  • Simulation modelling
  • Predictive modelling
  • Risk analyses
  • Data products
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R&D

Theo Lam

Theo Lam, MSc, DVM, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Bovine mastitis
  • Udder health
  • Antibiotic use
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Annet Heuvelink

Annet Heuvelink, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Antimicrobial resistance (testing and monitoring)
  • MIC testing of antimicrobials (including feed activities)
  • MALDI-TOF MS
  • Udder pathogens
  • Salmonella
  • E.coli
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Jos Dortmans

Jos Dortmans, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Virology
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetic variation
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)
  • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV)
  • Influenza
  • Newcastle disease virus
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Erik van Engelen

Erik van Engelen, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Virology
  • Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Mycoplasma bovis
  • Tritrichomonas foetus
  • Campylobacter fetus
  • Coxiella burnetti
  • Streptococcus suis
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Harold van der Heijden

Harold van der Heijden, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Development of veterinary diagnostic assays, especially immunodiagnostic assys (e.g. ELISA)
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Marian Aalberts

Marian Aalberts, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Immunodiagnostic tests
  • Infectious diseases of cattle and small ruminants
  • Salmonellosis 
  • Paratuberculosis
  • Parasitology
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Saskia van der Drift

Saskia van der Drift, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Animal nutrition
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Biomarkers
  • Clinical biochemistry
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Jet Mars

Jet Mars, MSc, PhD

Fields of expertise

  • Immune diagnostics
  • Epidemiology
  • Laboratory quality
  • Ruminant infectious disease
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