Heidi Vesterinen

Heidi Vesterinen

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DVM, University of Helsinki, 2013


Heidi is a Finnish Public Health veterinarian who has previously worked with creatures great and small in Finland, the United Kingdom, India and Nepal. She graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2013 and is also a Veterinary Leadership Program Alumni from Cornell University. Heidi has a background in meat inspection, NGO work and lobbying and she enjoys analysing complex system and problem solving. Outside of work she loves yoga, photography and her cats.


preventative medicine, disease management


  • English
  • Finnish


Research Summary/Interests

I am especially passionate about enabling efficient and transparent information sharing around public health matters so that we would become better at sharing best practices. Out of the many fascinating issues in veterinary public health, antimicrobial resistance, chronic waisting disease and the dairy production system have held my interest for longest and I keep circling back to them.