Oct 21, 2020
Don Hoenig, DVM, One Health Veterinary Consulting
The Egg Man Cometh

The Egg Man Cometh

Saco/Biddeford Rotary

Oct. 21, 2020


Dr. Hoenig will discuss everything you always wanted to know (or maybe you didn’t want to know…) about eggs—various types of husbandry for laying hens, why Maine was a leader in brown egg production for many years, food safety, labeling and animal welfare. He’ll also touch on the complex world of food labeling as it relates to eggs and answer any question if time permits. He may also reveal how an egg issue resulted in his interesting encounter with Fidel Castro in 2005 in Havana. Egg-citing stuff for sure. Let the egg puns begin.






Donald E. Hoenig, VMD

One Health Veterinary Consulting LLC

Belfast, Maine


Dr. Hoenig received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In a veterinary career spanning over four decades, Dr. Hoenig has worked in mixed animal practice in Massachusetts and Maine, spent time as a USDA Veterinary Medical Officer, was the State Veterinarian and State Public Health Veterinarian in Maine for 17 years, served as an AVMA Congressional Fellow in Sen. Susan Collins’ DC office and also taught at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. From 2014 until March 2020, he was the Senior Veterinarian Advisor for the American Humane Farm Welfare Program. He has also conducted three development missions to Africa (Tanzania, The Gambia and Ghana) since 2015 as a team member of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Veterinary Legislation Support Program. He lives in Belfast and Ocean Park with his wife Lynn and two dogs.