A graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, Chris joined Ron McFee and a year later they started Greenbelt Veterinary Services. He provided health and production services to Chilliwack dairy and swine farms from the same practice for 35 years. During the last 9 years his work has been restricted to swine herds. Today he still assists with swine calls on occasion but is primarily involved with disease surveillance for the swine industry in western Canada and nationally. He is the manager of the the Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network and the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network.