ENHANCED INTEGRATED APPROACHES
Our goal at Poultry Health Services is to provide innovative solutions for the commercial poultry industry by using scientific and evidence based medicine to improve bird health, welfare, quality and profitability.
We put emphasis on being proactive, aligned and efficient; capturing synergies to minimize risk and take our client operations to new levels of performance, competitiveness and sustainability.
We operate a people centered business and believe that creating a healthy work environment is the basis for the success and well being of our staff and clients. We strive to offer a high quality service based on commitment, honesty, clear communication and respect. Contributing to our client’s success and satisfaction.
Dr. Tom Inglis
Veterinary Team, Managing Partner and CEO
Dr. Tom Inglis is the founder and a managing partner at Poultry Health Services. Tom led the formation of the company in 2002 in response to a request from the industry to return to Alberta and fulfill the diagnostic contract needs for the poultry industry in Alberta. Tom was born in Saskatoon and raised in Vermilion and Edmonton where he attended the U of A, completing a BSc. in Agriculture in 1999. He is a graduate from the WCVM in Saskatoon where he received his DVM in 2003 and became a board certified poultry veterinarian with the American College of Poultry Veterinarians in 2009. Tom developed a fascination with poultry production and nutrition as a student at the University of Alberta where he continues to participate in the research program and is one of the flock health veterinarians for the Poultry Research Centre. As an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, he teaches poultry medicine and diseases. Tom’s areas of focus in practice and research are broiler and turkey production, integrated health programs, processing (stunning, food safety and humane handling), effective disinfection and biosecurity. As an active member on a number of local, national and international associations, Tom works to contribute his training and passion for poultry as a resource for the betterment of the industry and profession.
Dr. Darko Mitevski
Veterinary Team, Managing Partner and COO
Darko was born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia. He received his DVM degree at the University of Belgrade in 1992 and then worked as a teaching and research assistant and extension service veterinarian at the Veterinary Institute and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Skopje. He obtained his Master of Science degree in 1996 from the University of Belgrade. Darko completed the Master of Avian Medicine program at the University of Georgia in 2003 and became a Diplomate of American College of Poultry Veterinarians the following year. In 2005, Darko accepted the position at Poultry Health Services and moved with his family to Alberta. His main areas of interest include poultry immunity, vaccines and vaccination programs and diagnostics for all poultry species. He also works closely with the layer industry and game birds on various issues of health management and disease prevention.
Dr. Ben Schlegel
Veterinary Team, Managing Partner
Ben was born and raised in southwestern Ontario. He grew up on a diversified farming operation, which produces pigs, chickens and field crops. Ben attended the University of Waterloo and completed a BSc in Biotechnology and Economics. After that, he completed his veterinary degree at the University of Guelph. Ben completed a master’s degree in poultry medicine, the MAHM, through the University of Georgia and the University of Melbourne and became a diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Ben has been able to complete internships with private veterinary practices, universities and government laboratories in a number of locations throughout North America.
Dr. Luke Nickel
Veterinary Team, Managing Partner
Luke was born and raised in Abbotsford BC. His childhood consisted of many long hours picking eggs on the family farm which eventually diversified into broilers and turkeys. Luke attended the University of Alberta working towards a BSc in Animal Science. Soon after was accepted into Vet School and received his DVM from the University of Saskatchewan. Currently Luke is working towards a Masters in Avian Health and Management through the University of Georgia. Luke’s main interests include on farm management and diagnostics along with water fowl medicine.
Dr. Adam Lichtensteiger
Adam was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC. He attended the University of British Columbia where he received his BSc in Biology and then completed his veterinary degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine through the University of Saskatchewan. It was during his veterinary studies that Adam first became interested in poultry. Throughout the final years of his DVM program Adam focused his studies towards poultry and sought experience in the field through part time work and internships. He worked as a summer student at Poultry Health Services prior to his final year of veterinary school. Currently Adam is working towards a Masters in Avian Health and Management through the University of Georgia.
“There’s no doubt we have entered an important period of evolution for commercial poultry production that involves much greater complexity to optimize production and align with the expectations of the marketplace.”