Honourary Chair

VetHealth Global is pleased to welcome our 2017 Honourary Chair

George Heidgerken – Head of the Global Strategic Business Unit Livestock at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health & President of Health for Animals 

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George Heidgerken is Head of the Global Strategic Business Unit Livestock at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. Prior to this position, Mr. Heidgerken was President and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., responsible for Marketing and Sales, Research and Development, and Manufacturing in the USA.

Mr. Heidgerken began his career at Boehringer Ingelheim in the Vetmedica division of Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (BICL). Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim in 1997, Mr. Heidgerken gained extensive experience in the Canadian animal health market working in a number of marketing and sales roles for Mallinckrodt Animal Health, Syntex Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health.

Mr. Heidgerken has served as IFAH Treasurer, Chair of the Canadian Animal Health Institute and the Board of the Animal Health Institute in the USA, and has served as President of the International Federation for Animal Health (now Health for Animals Inc.) since 2015.