Based in Belgium, Vetworks is an independent consultancy agency providing technical support and project management support to the animal production and veterinary pharmaceutical industry. A team of selected veterinary experts, with broad international expertise, provide ad hoc field support or longer-term health control assignments and audits. Working with a team of specifically trained and briefed veterinary specialists will result in the most flexible type of high-quality technical support to your business.
Our team with broad international expertise provides ad hoc field support or longer-term health control assessments and audits. Working with a team of specifically trained and briefed veterinary specialists will result in the most flexible type of high-quality technical support to your business.
We have a structural cooperation on education & research with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ghent, Belgium including the first University Chair on Poultry Health. Vetworks has previously been partner of the EU-FP7 project and now research partner of the EU-H2020project Phagovet.
Maarten De Gussem, DVM
Maarten De Gussem received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Ghent University (Belgium) in 2000 with his thesis on Infectious Bursal Disease Virus at the University of Arkansas, USA. He worked over one year as poultry field vet in a large poultry veterinarian group practice, DEGUDAP (in France, The Netherlands and Belgium), dealing with layers, breeders, broilers and turkeys. Later, Maarten De Gussem joined Janssen Animal Health, division of J&J Global Poultry Technical Manager in 2001, servicing all major poultry producers on all continents, focused on coccidiosis, gut health, helminthosis, histomonosis and red mite. In 2006, Maarten De Gussem was asked to join Alpharma Animal Health as Technical Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. After 6 months he also got responsibility over Global Business Development for Anticoccidials. During this period he mainly dealt with (alternative and classic) growth promoters, gut health, coccidiosis, anticoccidials and therapeutic antimicrobials. In 2009, Maarten De Gussem founded Vetworks, servicing the poultry industry with a global team of specialists and provides support on poultry health topics all over the world, with focus on mycoplasmosis, general gut health and coccidiosis.
Mrs. Hilde Van Meirhaeghe
Mrs. Hilde Van Meirhaeghe (VETWORKS), has years of experience working as Poultry Consultant for VETWORKS giving technical support to the pharmaceutical industry in poultry health worldwide.
Hilde Van Meirhaegue, graduated in 1982 Doctor in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ghent (Belgium). She started to work as general practitioner for the RSA Group (United Kingdom) working in several European and African countries with different animal species. In 1998 she started at Derco International (Belgium) working mainly with layers and guinea fowl: breeding, meat production and veterinary responsibility for the hatchery. Later, she joined DGZ-Flanders (Animal Health Services- Flanders) in 2007 as program officer for Poultry Health, follow up of official programs for Salmonella. She was involved in different study projects on hygiene, food safety and health issues in partnership with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Ghent and the Institute for Research in Agriculture and Fisheries ILVO. Currently, she is working as Poultry Consultant for Vetworks giving technical support to the pharmaceutical industry in poultry health worldwide. Also, she is an Academic adviser of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – University of Ghent- Department of Virology, Parasitology and Immunology and since 2013 she is also president of the Belgian association of Hatcheries.