The Ontario Veterinary College is organized into four academic departments and the OVC Teaching Hospital. Below is a brief description of each department, the hospital and the college administration:
Dr. Elizabeth Stone
The Ontario Veterinary College is dedicated to improving health — the health of animals, humans and the environment. Our approach is three-fold:
To support these efforts, the college is organized into four dynamic academic departments — Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Studies, Pathobiology and Population Medicine — plus the OVC Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Neil MacLusky
The Department of Biomedical Sciences provides unique opportunities for translating fundamental research into practical applications that enhance animal and human health. Our expertise spans several disciplines including biomechanics, cancer biology, endocrinology, neuroscience, pharmacology and toxicology, and reproductive biotechnology. In addition to providing student veterinarians with a solid grounding in basic science, we offer a thriving graduate studies environment and contribute to BSc degree programs in Bio-Medical Science (offered in conjunction with the Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences) and Toxicology (offered in conjunction with the Departments of Environmental Biology, Chemistry and Zoology).
Dr. Carolyn Kerr
Chair, Clinical Studies
The Department of Clinical Studies provides undergraduate and graduate-level training and research in areas related to clinical veterinary medicine including surgery, cardiology, neurology and internal medicine. We are dedicated to the health and well being of companion animals (dogs and cats as well as birds and exotic species), performance animals (primarily horses) and individual food-producing animals. We offer advanced clinical training for DVM graduates leading to board certification in specialties ranging from anesthesiology to zoological medicine.
Dr. John Lumsden
The Department of Pathobiology is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases and immunology. Our faculty members’ research ranges from the basic understanding of the mechanisms of disease caused by a wide range of agents (including emerging and zoonotic pathogens) to the different protective and pathological responses to host organisms. We offer advanced training in diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as research training in our areas of expertise.
Dr. Cate Dewey
A healthy human population needs safe supplies of food and water and a healthy environment. Most infectious diseases that pose serious threats to humans orginate in wild or domestic animals. The Department of Population Medicine is an international leader in promoting health and productivity in animal populations. Through our teaching and research, we help protect public health by ensuring food safety and promoting ecosystem health, with an emphasis on the prevention and control of zoonoses and other diseases in domestic animal populations.
The OVC HSC is at the core of our college, offering outstanding medical and surgical care for small and large animals, while training future veterinarians in a challenging clinical environment. We provide experiential, small-group learning that epitomizes the goals of the University of Guelph, while providing advancing the field of veterinary medicine through clinical service and research.