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Topigs Norsvin USA announces new veterinarian

Key appointment enhances Topigs Norsvin health and biosecurity.

Topigs Norsvin USA announced Kristine Harms has joined its staff as veterinarian. Harms will be based out of Topigs Norsvin’s Burnsville, Minn., office. In her new role, Harm’s responsibilities will encompass multiplication veterinary support, health and biosecurity auditing and training, veterinary responsibilities related to the import/export of animals, and other regulatory duties.

Harms graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She also received bachelor degrees from ISU in Animal Science and Agriculture and Life Science Education. She grew up in the small town of Anamosa, Iowa, where she developed an enthusiasm for agriculture and swine production by working on her family’s farrow-to-wean farm and via involvement in the FFA.

“We look forward to Kristine bringing her trains and education to Topigs Norsvin,” says Mitch Christensen, director of Veterinary Services for Topigs Norsvin. “This addition to our team allows us to maintain focus on the areas of health and biosecurity as Topigs Norsvin continues to grow both in the USA and around the world.”

Harms says, “I look forward to applying my training and skills throughout the Topigs Norsvin production system, and to being part of this dynamic and innovative swine genetics company.”

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