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With over 100 years of experience, GD is still ahead in animal health. The combination of diagnostics and animal health expertise is what makes GD unique. GD supports industrial customers, governments, veterinarians and farm managers by providing animal health programmes and laboratory diagnostics services. GD Academy is our education institute to share this knowledge with you.

Why join our training courses?

What are your passions, skills and ambitions? Let us help you achieve your goals! GD Academy can provide you with the latest information for your area of expertise and make you stand out from the crowd. What makes GD Academy unique?

• Key opinion leaders in the field of animal health and diagnostics
• Unique combination of animal health expertise, R&D and diagnostics
• We own one of the largest state of the art veterinary laboratories worldwide
• Combination of theoretical and hands-on training
• GD Animal Health is an independent organization
• 100 years of experience

Course overview 2019 - open trainings

Topic Date Location
Technical Laboratory Training Serology: October 2-4
PCR: October 7-9
GD Animal Health,
Pig Pathology Training
New dates to be announced.
GD Animal Health,
Poultry Health, Climate and feed Training Autumn 2019
Exact dates to be announced. 
GD Animal Health, Deventer 
Dairy Training New dates to be announced. GD Animal Health, Deventer
Pig Health Training
New dates to be announced.
GD Animal Health, Deventer

About GD Academy

It is the ambition of GD Academy to be the most client-oriented and innovative education institute focused on animal health. We provide education and training related to animal diseases for farm staff and their veterinarians, the veterinary pharmaceutical industry, the feed industry and the government. Because GD Animal Health operates one of the largest veterinary laboratories in the world, GD Academy can offer theoretical and practical courses on the implementation of veterinary diagnostic lab-test methods also. We organise open courses, but courses can be fully custom-made as well, in order to meet your needs.

Our training programmes focus on pigs, bovine, poultry, sheep and goats. During the training or course our animal health experts discuss current topics and make transition from theory to practice. This makes the acquired knowledge immediately applicable. Besides, our experts provide lectures and keynotes all over the world to share our knowledge.

Custom-made animal health courses

During the year, GD Academy offers four open trainings. Courses also can be fully custom-made in order to meet our client’s needs. They may be given at GD, at another location in the Netherlands or abroad.

Example of subjects
• Animal Health
• Intestinal health
• Hygiene
• Most common animal diseases
• Biosecurity
• Antibiotic use
• Farm Management
• Laboratory Techniques
• Pathology
• Farm Visits

Sjaak de Wit, DVM, PhD, dipl. ECPSV, Senior Scientist R&D and GD Academy teacher:
“Involving both our own experts and external speakers, we can cover multiple disciplines on a high level. The available knowledge is extensive and we like to share this with our participants, in order to contribute to healthy and sustainable farming worldwide.”  


If you're looking for a scholarship, visit the Study in Holland website


Any questions? Feel free to contact us for more information!



Contact GD Academy


✓ Leading courses and training in the field of animal health
✓ Reflecting current practice and the practical setting
✓ Entering (international) partnerships
✓ Customisation

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