Göran Akerström of Sweden Appointed FEI Veterinary Director
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 18, 2015–Göran Akerström of Sweden has been appointed Veterinary Director of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). He takes up the post Sept. 1.
Göran comes from the Swedish Trotting Association, where he was Chief Veterinary Officer for five years. He has also been Head of the Equine Welfare department for the past two years. He was a member of the Swedish Trotting Association management team, advisor to the regulatory committee and collaborated closely with the Swedish Equestrian Federation and the Swedish Jockey Club.
He was previously veterinary inspector for the Swedish Board of Agriculture and the Swedish Animal Welfare Agency, specializing in equine sports, welfare, disease control and horse transportation.
He holds a master’s degree in veterinary science from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where he later lectured, and was a member of the management team of the Department of Environment and Animal Health for five years.
He has also specialized in equine neonatal medicine as a private practitioner, competed in Jumping and Eventing, worked as a course designer and show manager and was platoon leader and instructor for the Regiment of Halsingland during a 10-year career with the Swedish Army.