Andres PulidoExport Coordinator
As our Export Coordinator, Andres prepares all documentation required for exports. He also works closely with our veterinarians to organize and ensure CQA’s and ACA’s are completed in a timely manner. Andres has more than 10 years of swine industry experience, having worked in nucleus genetic barns to boar studs. With a background in teaching and a passion for learning, Andres believes good training is the key to successful farming practices.
Alisa HarderBusiness Development Manager
Alongside Blaine and Brad, Alisa oversees new and existing business for the practice. Her role is to help us continually improve our client services, and develop further business relationships.
Dr. Blaine TullySwine Veterinarian, Partner
Dr. Blaine Tully, Ag.Dipl., DVM
Dr. Tully is a partner at Swine Health Professionals. His work includes on farm health monitoring, monitoring and improving farm production parameters, CQA/ACA validation, and regulatory inspection of export hogs. He is also a provincially appointed Animal Protection officer, and will investigate animal welfare complaints related to swine operations on behalf of the Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer of Manitoba.
Dr. Brad ChappellSwine Veterinarian, Partner
Dr. Brad Chappell, BSA, DVM
A partner in Swine Health Professionals, Dr. Chappell’s work includes breeding stock and commercial on farm health monitoring, improving farm production parameters, CQA/ACA validation, and regulatory inspection of export hogs.
Dr. Chappell works closely with the Manitoba Pork Council to deliver National Biosecurity Standards, is actively involved in creating SDS Veterinary Data Analytics, and is also a part of the National Disease Surveillance working group. Focusing on disease surveillance on a farm level, Dr. Chappell looks at the link between health and production parameters to measure the impact of disease.
Candace HentonOffice & Veterinary Support
Once lab submissions are received at SHP, Candace takes over: spinning blood samples, labeling, lab documentation, and submitting samples. She also handles the health certificates for boar stud entry and manages prescriptions (contacting producers when their prescriptions get low or close to expiry). A valuable member of our team, we also count on her for general office duties.
Dennis RoblesProduction Support
Dennis Robles, BSA
Dennis is indispensable. He assists our veterinarians from on farm production monitoring, troubleshooting and staff training, pre CQA evaluations, to collection and submission of samples as required. Scheduling and coordinating CIPARS (Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance), PigCHAMP software sales & support, and coordinating, planning & implementing on-farm trials of pharmaceutical products are all on his list of responsibilities. Dennis is also a Pig Care Specialist, Improvest Specialist and PCAI trainer for SHP.
Dr. Elfleda ChikSwine Veterinarian
Dr. Elfleda Chik, DVM
Dr. Elfleda Chik is the most recent addition to our team. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. Her work includes on farm health monitoring, monitoring and improving farm production parameters, and regulatory inspection of export hogs and the collection and submission of samples as required.
Dr. Jennifer DemareSwine Veterinarian
Dr. Jennifer Demare, DVM
Dr. Demare is the most recent addition to our team. Her work includes on farm health monitoring, monitoring and improving farm production parameters, CQA/ACA validation, and regulatory inspection of export hogs and the collection and submission of samples as required.
Jolante PoirierExport Co-ordinator
Jolante’s primary responsibility as our export co-ordinator is the creation of the export health certificates, which allow producers to export to the USA and Mexico. This involves timely communication and coordination between the brokers, USDA, and CFIA in order to get the paperwork processed. Her exceptional organizational and computer skills allow us to also count on her for general reception tasks, transcribing, bio-security audits, as well as uploading client files to our secure site.
Dr. Judy HodgeSwine Veterinarian
Dr. Judy Hodge, BSc, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
An associate veterinarian with SHP, Dr. Hodge is also board certified in veterinary preventive medicine. Her work includes on farm health monitoring, CQA / ACA validation, and regulatory inspection of export hogs. She is also using her training in public health to help develop educational courses for producers and conducting on-farm research.
Our Team wouldn’t be complete without Pam, our bookkeeper. Invoicing, creating statements, payroll, bank reconciliation, processing mail – Pam’s long list of responsibilities require diligent attention. We love her positive attitude that she brings to our team and office.
She is also responsible for making deposits, bill payments, vet reimbursements, GST and Corporate Tax Remittance, journal entries, financial reports, and year end reports.
Dr. Wadie ArizaSwine Veterinarian
Dr. Wadie P. Ariza, BSAH ASQ-CHA, DVM
Dr. Ariza is one of our associate veterinarians. His work includes on farm health monitoring, monitoring and improving farm production parameters, biosecurity on farm enhancement and audits, CQA/ACA validation, and regulatory inspection of export hogs and the collection and submission of samples as required. As a certified auditor for PACCO (Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization) and ASQ (American Society for Quality), Dr. Ariza also specializes in the auditing of on-farm and slaughter animal welfare as well as HACCP based food safety audits.
We have integrity. Integrity is essential to every aspect of Swine Health Professionals.
We are always looking for ways to implement new technologies and refine our knowledge base to enhance our services.
Together with you, we are a team. By consulting with you and each other, we give you the best of all our experience.