Tim van Sprang

Veterinarian at LH Vet Group and owner of Pig Matters
Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands

VISION OF ESPHM 2022

I am glad that ESPHM 2022 will be an opportunity for the european community of swine vets to get together again. After two years of limited travel it will be great to meet our colleagues from abroad and to get updated on the latest developments in our industry. The ESPHM program will be filled with the latest scientific breakthroughs and practical implications of these discoveries. I am looking forward to it.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXPERIENCE

  • Veterinarian Porcine Healthcare (ECPV)
    LH Vet Group
    Feb 2021 – Present
  • Veterinarian Porcine Healthcare
    Slingeland Dierenartsen
    Sep 2016 – January 2021 (4 years 6 months)
  • Owner
    Pig Matters
    Jan 2011 – Present
    Organization and management of projects in swine industry.

Some examples of the different projects over the years.
-Enterisol trial Boehringer-Ingelheim
A large field trial for the Enterisol-Ileitis vaccine from Boehringer Ingelheim. Organization and execution
of all the fieldwork on more than 15 farms in the Netherlands.

-Terminal sire trial at PIC
Organization and execution of the trial with five terminal sire lines on a pigfarm in the Netherlands.

  • Veterinarian porcine healthcare
    lintjeshof DAP
    Feb 2014 – Aug 2016 (2 years 7 months)
  • Farm worker
    van der Meijden VOF
    Jan 1998 – Dec 2010 (13 years)
    I started here at the age of 14 as a general employee. Over the years the farm tripled in size and I
    gained more and more responsibilities. At the end I worked as an assistent manager together with 4 coworkers.

EDUCATION

    • Ghent University
      European Certified Porcine Veterinarian (ECPV), VETCEE
      2017 – 2019
    • Utrecht University
      Drs, Vet. Medicine
      2003 – 2013
      Curr. 2001, studiepad LH
    • Gymnasium Beekvliet
      VWO, Natuur & Gezondheid + Natuurkunde2, en Duits2
      1996 – 2003
      www.gymnasiumbeekvliet.nl

SKILLS

Veterinary Medicine • Agriculture • Science • Animal Welfare • Dutch • Teaching • English • German • Information Technology