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, 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 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Congressional Fellow in Sen. Susan Collins’ Washington, DC office and 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.
As a team member of the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) Veterinary Legislation Support Program, he has conducted three development missions to Africa (Tanzania, The Gambia and Ghana) since 2015 and one virtual mission with Pakistan (2022).
Dr. Hoenig is the recipient of the following awards:
- United States Animal Health Association Medal of Distinction, 2018.
- Maine Veterinary Medical Association Service Award, 2004.
- USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator’s Award, 2012.
- Maine Centers for Disease Control, Pump Handle Award, 2012.
He has served on several AVMA Committees and Councils over the past 25+ years, including the Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee, the Council on Regulatory Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, the Antimicrobial Use Task Force, and the Depopulation Panel (Poultry Work Group Chair).
He lives in Belfast Maine with his wife Lynn and two dogs.