2017 - October 01: Tim Snider, new Director Health Assurance PIC Europe
Tim Snider originates from Canada. Graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1992, he immediately joined a swine only veterinary practice in Western Canada. For the next 19 years, he practiced swine veterinary medicine from his base location in Steinbach, Manitoba. During that time period, he was involved in both private and corporate swine practice. He has worked as both an employee and professional consultant for several breeding stock companies throughout his professional career.
In 2011, Tim decided to return to formal studies to pursue a residency in Veterinary Public Health and a Masters in Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He joined the Veterinary Population Medicine department as a faculty member after completing his studies in 2013. As well, he continued to be the director of health assurance for Topigs USA and, later, a Topigs-Norsvin health assurance team member while studying and as a UMN faculty member.
Tim joined PIC in Jan 2015. During the past 3 years as a Genus PIC Health Assurance employee, his responsibilities have included the Upper Midwest of the United States and Southwestern Ontario in Canada. The Apex Genetic Nucleus was part of his responsibility during this time period and, as expected, it required a significant percentage of his overall efforts. Since 2014, he has been recognized as an expert on the biosecurity of the feed supply chain as a result of his work in this area following the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) crisis in North America.
He is currently serving PIC Europe as the regional director of Health Assurance for the European region.