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Dr. Jette Christensen

Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network
Dr. Christensen is a veterinary epidemiologist with more than 30 years’ experience in all phases of national animal health monitoring, surveillance and disease control programs in Denmark and Canada. She brings with her extensive skills in swine practice and epidemiological surveillance, along with a thorough understanding of the role of animal health in international trade. Since earning her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Life Sciences, Dr. Christensen has had an illustrious career in the veterinary sciences, including time as a Senior Researcher at the Danish Veterinary Laboratory, an Epidemiologist at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the owner of Epidemiologic Surveillance and Analysis Consulting. Currently, she is the manager for the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network, where she serves western Canadian veterinarians and pork producers through detecting emerging swine health issues early; integrating information for response to regional health issues; providing evidence of the absence of disease to support trade; and providing western Canadian producers and veterinarians with information about endemic diseases.