Tim van Sprang

Veterinarian at Slingeland Dierenartsen and owner of Pig Matters
Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands

VISION OF ESPHM 2020+1

“Since the start of my working life as a swine veterinarian I visited the ESPHM every time. Every year I am impressed by the scientific program and leave the conference with practical ideas to implement in my daily swine practice. It’s also a great pleasure to meet so many colleagues and friends. Therefore I’m really looking forward to the postponed 2020 edition. It is due time that swine vets from Europe and the world get together again to even further improve our profession.”

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXPERIENCE

  • Veterinarian Porcine Healthcare
    Slingeland Dierenartsen
    Sep 2016 – Present (4 years 3 months +)
  • Owner
    Pig Matters
    Jan 2011 – Present (9 years 11 months +)
    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