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SWINE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS LTD.

Who we are

We are Swine Health Professionals. Exclusive swine veterinarians since 1988, we're learning from our past experiences while focusing on the future of the swine industry.

  • Canadian Pork Council
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  • Canadian Swine Health Board
  • Manitoba Pork
  • Pig Champ
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer
  • Elanco
  • Merck
  • Vetoquinol
  • Zoetis

Team

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Andres Pulido

Andres Pulido

Export Coordinator View Details
Alisa Harder

Alisa Harder

Business Development Manager View Details
Dr. Blaine Tully

Dr. Blaine Tully

Swine Veterinarian, Partner View Details
Dr. Brad Chappell

Dr. Brad Chappell

Swine Veterinarian, Partner View Details
Candace Henton

Candace Henton

Office & Veterinary Support View Details
Dennis Robles

Dennis Robles

Production Support View Details
Dr. Elfleda Chik

Dr. Elfleda Chik

Swine Veterinarian View Details
Dr. Jennifer Demare

Dr. Jennifer Demare

Swine Veterinarian View Details
Jolante Poirier

Jolante Poirier

Export Co-ordinator View Details
Dr. Judy Hodge

Dr. Judy Hodge

Swine Veterinarian View Details
Pam Martens

Pam Martens

Bookkeeper View Details
Dr. Wadie Ariza

Dr. Wadie Ariza

Swine Veterinarian View Details
Andres Pulido

Andres Pulido

Export Coordinator

Andres Pulido
(204) 326-2999
apulido@shpswine.com

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 Harder

Alisa Harder

Business Development Manager

Alisa Harder
(204) 380-4234
aharder@shpswine.com

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 Tully

Dr. Blaine Tully

Swine Veterinarian, Partner

Dr. Blaine Tully, Ag.Dipl., DVM
(204) 801-2552
btully@shpswine.com

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 Chappell

Dr. Brad Chappell

Swine Veterinarian, Partner

Dr. Brad Chappell, BSA, DVM
(204) 770-7471
bchappell@shpswine.com

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 Henton

Candace Henton

Office & Veterinary Support

Candace Henton
(204) 326-2999
shpexportdesk@shpswine.com

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 Robles

Dennis Robles

Production Support

Dennis Robles, BSA
(204) 770-2470
drobles@shpswine.com

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 Chik

Dr. Elfleda Chik

Swine Veterinarian

Dr. Elfleda Chik, DVM
(204) 981-6420
echik@shpswine.com

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 Demare

Dr. Jennifer Demare

Swine Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Demare, DVM
(204) 918-5054
jdemare@shpswine.com

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 Poirier

Jolante Poirier

Export Co-ordinator

Jolante Poirier
(204) 326-2999
shpexportdesk@shpswine.com

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 Hodge

Dr. Judy Hodge

Swine Veterinarian

Dr. Judy Hodge, BSc, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
(204) 380-3237
jhodge@shpswine.com

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.

Pam Martens

Pam Martens

Bookkeeper

Pam Martens
(204) 326-2999
accounting@shpswine.com

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 Ariza

Dr. Wadie Ariza

Swine Veterinarian

Dr. Wadie P. Ariza, BSAH ASQ-CHA, DVM
(204) 371-2306
wariza@shpswine.com

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.

What We Do

We are always looking for ways to enhance our services.

Herd Health Plan

Having a Herd Health plan is the singularly most important thing we can do to promote high health standards, welfare and productivity.

Production Progress

Together, we review, analyze, and trouble-shoot production on your farm. Helping you set and achieve your performance goals.

Biosecurity Targets

Through the use of innovative tools, we help you develop and maintain a biosecurity program to protect the health and production of your farm.

Exports

Rely on us to assist with exports. Accurate health paper preparation, endorsement with CFIA, a strong relationship with the USDA, and paperwork delivery to the pig hauler and border agencies.

Animal Care Assessment

Equipping Pork producers to demonstrate that they have been following animal welfare codes of practice. ACA provides proof to maintain market access.

Canadian Quality Assurance

Canada produces top-quality pork, and is committed to maintaining that standard. CQA is an on-farm food safety requirement for swine producers.

Learning

We are life long learners. In turn, we would like to share with you what we are learning. We facilitate learning on farms, online, or in our offices; however it works for you.

Student Veterinarians

Student Veterinarians are the future of our industry. Every year we have students intern with us from all across the globe.

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How we do it

We are swine veterinarians. It's not what we do that makes us unique, but how we do things.

Integrity

We have integrity. Integrity is essential to every aspect of Swine Health Professionals.

Progressive

We are always looking for ways to implement new technologies and refine our knowledge base to enhance our services.

Team Players

Together with you, we are a team. By consulting with you and each other, we give you the best of all our experience.

34

Years of Swine Veterinary Experience

103000

Sows We Currently Look After

97

Hours of Continuing Education in 2014

10

Intern Veterinary Students Since 2012

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