John Vanleeuwen, DVM, PhD - ChAIR
John as more than 23 years of veterinary research and teaching experience in Canada, Latin America, and Africa. He has been on the Farmers Helping Farmers' BOD in PEI, as a director, as Vice-Present, and as President.
In addition to his board work, he is the coordinator of a growing program of veterinary research and training with smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya. He was Chief Research Officer for the PEI Health Research Institute, and national director of the Production Limiting Diseases Dairy Research Project. He was on the steering committee of the RURAL Centre at Dalhousie U, and is currently on the steering committee of the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiologic Research at UPEI, and the Canadian Excellence Research Chair for Aquatic Epidemiology at UPEI. He has been the AVC liaison for VWB/VSF for the past several years.