OVC Professor Emeritus, Dr. Brian Derbyshire dies

July 20, 2016

Dr. Brian Derbyshire, University of Guelph professor Emeritus passed away Friday July 16 th in hospice in Burlington, with Ishbel by his side.Dr. Derbyshire was a long standing and cherished member of the OVC community. Born in Manchester, England, Brian received his MRCVS from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, BSC and PhD from the University of London. He joined the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1971......

OVC Researchers investigate how 'Vets Can Help Pets Stress Less'

July 18, 2016

Going to the vet is often a stressful experience for pets and their owners, but there are techniques vets can use to help calm nervous animals, says Prof. Lee Niel, Col. K.L. Campbell Chair in Companion Animal Welfare in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Niel’s research studies the efficacy of these techniques. “I’m really interested in pain and distress in animals, so this is a perfect fit in terms of understanding at the veterinary clinic level how what we do with the animals influences their welfare.....

OVC Cancer Breakthrough Leads to Human Clinical Trials

July 14, 2016

Prof. Byram BridleCancer treatment in people could be transformed thanks to a study on treating cancer in animals led by researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph.

Their findings, in mice and companion animals such as cats, published in the Journal of Immunology, are already leading to clinical trials to treat people with various forms of cancer.....

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