Cate Dewey, Chair
The Department of Population Medicine emphasizes a quantitative, holistic approach to the understanding of health, the prevention and control of disease in domestic animal populations and zoonotic disease in humans. Research MSc programs in epidemiology, theriogenology, swine health management, and medicine (the latter emphasizing population aspects of medicine, including health management) and a course-work MSc program in epidemiology are available. DVSc programs are offered in epidemiology, theriogenology and health management. The DVSc program involves clinical and research training. A PhD program is available in epidemiology.
The department has good computing facilities and is located close to the 50-workstation OVC microcomputer laboratory. A number of laboratories supporting data storage and analysis are also available. The theriogenology section has well-equipped laboratories for hormonal and embryo studies. Our field service unit has access to two excellent research farms, Ponsonby and Elora, in addition to our field service clients, who often collaborate in, and are supportive of, research projects. Well-equipped wet labs for microbiologic and food protection studies are also available. Active research links with scientists in the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) help support research in the area of public health.
Some limited financial support is available in the form of graduate assistantships, for which graduate students are encouraged to apply. Prospective graduate students are also encouraged to apply for internal and external scholarships.
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