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EBC 2019 Committee

Theo Lam 
GD Animal Health & Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
Chairman, Scientific Committee 


Theo J.G.M. Lam DVM, PhD is manager Research and Development at GD Animal Health, Deventer. He also is part-time professor bovine mastitis management and milk quality at the department of Farm Animal Health, faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. His contact details are: t.lam@gddeventer.com.
Theo graduated as a veterinarian in 1990 and received his PhD in 1996 based on a thesis on the dynamics of bovine mastitis in low somatic cell count dairy herds. After his graduation he went to private practice, mainly working as a veterinarian in herd health advisory as well as in ambulatory work. In 2006 he left practice and started working for GD. In 2011 Theo was appointed as a part-time (0,2) professor at Utrecht University in addition to his work at GD. 

Menno Holzhauer 
GD Animal Health 
Secretary, Scientific Committee 


Menno Holzhauer DVM, PhD is senior Veterinarian (Research and Advisory) at GD Animal Health, Deventer. The main activities in the recent years were lameness, parasitology, clinical toxicology, transition management diagnostics. His contact details are: m.holzhauer@gddeventer.com. Menno graduated as a veterinarian in 1984 and practiced for 15 years in the northern part of The Netherlands. In 1999 he left practice and started at bovine health department of GD Deventer. An intensive investigation into Epidemiological Aspects of Claw Disorders in Dairy Herds was the basis for his PhD in 2006. After his graduation he continued his activities, mainly working as a veterinarian in herd health advisory, and research projects, resulting in more than 20 scientific papers in double reviewed journals and presentations at all kind of national and international meetings for farmers and their advisors.

Arne Vanhoudt 
Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
Treasurer, Scientific Committee 


Arne, DVM MVetMed Dip. ECBHM, graduated as veterinarian from Ghent University, Belgium, in 2009. Hereafter he worked in farm animal practice in Great-Britain. From 2011 through 2014, he did the post graduate residency training of the European College of Bovine Health Management at The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), UK, for which he passed the Diploma examination in 2016. Thanks to the inspiring Dr. Nick Bell, he developed a profound interest in foot health and cow comfort during his time at the RVC. Since 2015, he is employed by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His activities there consist of teaching, working in the clinic for ruminants and doing research for his PhD on digital dermatitis. Outside work, he is involved in the training of the Dutch hoof trimmers and chair of the Hoofcare Expertise Centre. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and kids.

  Caroline Huetink 
  DK ’t Leijdal, Chaam


Caroline Huetink is a dairy veterinarian and co owner of a mixed animal practice in Noord-Brabant. She graduated form Utrecht University in 2002 and has worked as a dairy veterinarian ever since. Her daily work consists of herd health advisory on dairy farms. From 2011 through 2015 she was president of the Veterinary Board for Ruminant Health as part of the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association (KNMvD). Since 2016 she is chairman of Kernpraktijken Rundvee (KPR), a cooperation of innovating dairy practices in the Netherlands. Together the members of KPR aim for a high standard of veterinary quality, optimal animal health and a sustainable future for both dairy farmers and veterinarians. 

Rozan van Rossum 
Diergeneeskundig Centrum Oisterwijk, Oisterwijk
Scientific Committee


Rozan started her veterinary education at Utrecht University in 2001. She follow the honoursprogamme (Excellent Tracé) as part of her studies in 2005-2006. After graduation in 2008, Rozan started working in farm animal practice in Noord-Brabant, the Dutch province that is your host for EBC2019. Over the next 8 years she specialized in dairy cattle and developed a profound interest in farm consultancy that focusses on result and preventive rather than curative veterinary medicine. Since 2015 Rozan is chairman of the Formularium Commissie Melkvee, and as such responsible for advising Dutch veterinarians on antimicrobial use in dairy cattle. She lives in Berlicum, neighbouring town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, with boyfriend Joep and dog Dr Watson. In her spare time Rozan enjoys sports (rugby, running, crossfit/fitness etc.), traveling and reading.

Bouwen Scheijgrond 
KNMvD, Dier-N-Artsen, Oosteind


Immediately after graduating as a veterinarian from Utrecht University in 1998, Bouwen Scheijgrond started working in practice in North-Brabant. From the start of his career, Bouwen has focused on dairy cattle, soon integrating preventive herd health management in his daily routine on farms. Practice management is another aspect that Bouwen is interested in and he has taken an active part in the management of several veterinary practices. Currently, Bouwen is a practicing co-owner of the veterinary practice ‘Dier-N-Artsen’ that serves both farm animal and equine clients and is located in Oosteind.

During the past 5 years, Bouwen has engaged himself for the cattle vets in the Netherlands as member of the Ruminants group of the KNMvD. It is this engagement that makes he enjoys being a member of the organisation committee of the European Bovine Congress 2019, as he truly believes it will be a congress every farm animal vet should attend!

  Sjaak Uiterwaal 
  Slingeland Dierenarten, Varsseveld


Drs Ing. J.P. Uiterwaal, (Sjaak) DVM is large animal veterinarian in the Achterhoek. This is a rural area in the east of The Netherlands, near the German border. He was raised on a dairy farm nearby the city of Utrecht. After high school Sjaak went to Agricultural University in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, were he graduated in animal husbandry en animal care in 2001. Hereafter he went to Utrecht University to study Veterinairy Medicine. 

Sjaak is graduated in 2007. His first job was in Germany. In 2009 he switched to his current job at Slingeland Dierenartsen in Varsseveld. Since 2012 he is co-owner of this practice were over 40 people are working (with 16 veterinarians). His main work is herd health advisory on dairy farms.