Team members nlende

Gerwin Bouwhuis, dierenarts, GvP EmmenGerwin Bouwhuis graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University in 1997 with a degree in farm animal health. After starting in a mixed practice, he soon developed an interest in poultry health care and poultry farm management. From this interest he attended various international conferences and spent several years in various groups of the Royal Society for Veterinary Medicine, including the role of chairman of the Poultry Science Group. Besides his work as veterinarian, Gerwin studied business administration. Gerwin is registered as poultry veterinarian in the GVP- register of the Royal Dutch Society for Veterinary Medicine,  the IKB-register of the Product Board for Poultry and Eggs and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Germany. As veterinarian and practice-owner, Gerwin is responsible for the organization and the quality of the provided services.

Ilse de Jong, pluimveedierenarts GvP EmmenIlse de Jong graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University in 2007 with a degree in farm animal health. During the last phase of her study, she exclusively focused on poultry health care. After graduating, Ilse worked and taught as a PhD student at the Biology department of Leiden University. Her dissertation is on the embryologic development of heart muscles. As of December 2012 Ilse started working as a poultry veterinarian in our practice. Together with Melchior, she is responsible for our clients in Germany. Ilse is registered as poultry veterinarian in the GVP- register of the Royal Dutch Society for Veterinary Medicine,  the IKB-register of the Product Board for Poultry and Eggs and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Germany.

Melchior de BruinMelchior de Bruin graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University in 2014 with a degree in farm animal health and veterinary public health. During the last phase of his study, he focused on farm data analysis and poultry health care. After interning at our practice, Melchior was hired to strengthen the team. Along with Ilse, he is responsible for our German clients.
Melchior has previous work experience as water quality consultant and is responsible for further developing advice on poultry drinking water quality in our practice. Melchior is registered as poultry veterinarian in the GVP- register of the Royal Dutch Society for Veterinary Medicine,  the IKB-register of the Product Board for Poultry and Eggs and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Germany.

Fedde Boonstra graduated as microbiological analyst. Fedde has developed a broad range of skills during his time at the national Animal Health Service Institute. After closing down the facility in Drachten in 2001, Fedde joined the veterinary practice were Gerwin worked. Responsible for our specialized laboratory, Fedde performs post mortems and a broad range of in-house diagnostics. Aside from running the lab, Fedde participates in various field trials and regular farm visits.

Jan Boersma, dierenarts-assistent, GvP EmmenJan Boersma studied Agricultural Management at the Van Hall Institute in Leeuwarden. In 2010 Jan interned at GvP. After his internship, Jan started as veterinary technician at our practice. Jan is responsible for planning regular farm visits, manages our practice in Leeuwarden (Friesland) and focusses on developing vaccination strategies and improving gut health.

Petra Tieben, assistente binnendienstPetra Tieben studied veterinary accounting and joined GvP right from the start. Petra deals mainly with accounting, placing orders, pharmaceutical administration and communication with clients and suppliers. In addition, Petra organizes various excursions and study evenings during the year. As a German native, Petra is also responsible for contacts with the German authorities and the facility in Rütenbrock (Germany).

Claudia BrusClaudia Brus studied Commercial Economics and has worked for several years in the banking industry and a law firm. Claudia started July 2014 as practice manager. Claudia works at the main office in Emmen, where she is responsible for practice administration, inventory, planning of farm visits and organizing workshops. Claudia is also contact person for various (Dutch) suppliers and clients and manages our webshop, website and newsletter.