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Visiting Researcher, Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

Dr. Joris Wijnker is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences – Department Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

PhD 2009 / Registered since 2009 as Specialist Veterinary Public Health (RNVA)

He is owner of VPH Consultancy, advising on public health and food safety and participating in several research and training projects with various partners

In addition he is serving in the Royal Netherlands Army as brigade-veterinarian with the Operational Support Command Land


  • 2011–2021
    Visiting researcher, Utrecht University


  • 2021
    A Pilot Study on the Contamination of Assistance Dogs’ Paws and Their Users’ Shoe Soles in Relation to Admittance to Hospitals and (In)Visible Disability, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 2018
    The study of service dogs for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: a scoping literature review, European journal of psychotraumatology
  • 2018
    Farm evacuation coefficient: a novel indicator in veterinary crisis management, The Veterinary record