Dr Rik Koopman is a Poultry veterinarian working as Global Technical Director with >27 years of experience in the global poultry industry and related bio-pharmaceutical industry. He is a Global Technical Director for MSD Animal Health since 2003 (previous Intervet). Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Intervet Netherlands (1997-2003) and Poultry Practioner from 1987-1997 . Currently responsible for Global Poultry technical support and future product development within the company with a strong focus on vaccines (prevention).
He graduated from the Veterinary faculty of the State University Utrecht in 1986, with a special degree as poultry specialist.
In 2001 he was registered as specialist Poultry Health by the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association (KNMvD). He has presented many papers at many poultry conferences around the world