The super-healing power of lizards

December 11, 2017

Leopard geckosImagine a flawless stretch of skin, regenerated without a trace of trauma only weeks after a scarring incident such as a deep cut. It’s not science fiction – lizards like the leopard gecko are able to rapidly heal their skin scar-free and even re-grow a new tail within a matter of weeks.

In the not-too-distant future, could mammals like humans also employ this method of...

U of G students post strong results in annual animal welfare assessment competition

December 5, 2017

Ontario Veterinary College DVM team at the 2017 Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment ContestUniversity of Guelph students posted a strong performance at the annual intercollegiate animal welfare assessment competition bringing home individual and team honours.

Graduate and undergraduate student teams from the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary College, as well as an OVC DVM student team, won medals in seven of nine categories in the...

Master of Public Health student focuses on antibiotic use

November 30, 2017

Brendan Dougherty is pursuing a PhD in Population Medicine (Public Health) at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of GuelphA practicum semester with the Public Health Agency of Canada offered Master of Public Health student Brendan Dougherty an opportunity to bring together his interests in data analysis and antibiotic use in infectious disease. 

The practicum semester is a requirement after two semesters of course study in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of Guelph’s...

OVC launches Healthy Futures five-year strategic plan

November 16, 2017

A new strategic plan from the Ontario Veterinary College will guide the College’s direction for the next five years. “I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved here,” said OVC Dean Jeff Wichtel at the plan’s launch this week. “This plan gives us our true north for the next five years. It allows us to focus on several key areas that we think are going to be important for the future of OVC, the university and our world.” The plan is guided by the strategic renewal themes of the University of Guelph, and particularly by the University’s tagline: Improve Life...

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