Veterinarians are trusted advisers for farm and industry

February 16, 2017

When Dr. Kelly Barratt graduated from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) she didn’t anticipate her passion for food animal medicine would eventually include a role in industry-led initiatives.

As a veterinarian and co-owner with Heartland Veterinary Services, a mixed animal practice in southwestern Ontario, Barratt focuses on large animals – including...

Poultry vet passionate about welfare

February 15, 2017

Animal welfare captured Mike Petrik’s interest when he was student veterinarian at the Ontario Veterinary College, and received a small scholarship in fourth year to do an animal welfare project. After earning his DVM in 1998, Petrik completed his M.Sc in animal welfare at the UofG in 2013, through the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, giving him the credentials...

A safer way to combat cancer

February 6, 2017

Virus that destroys tumour cells has been given a helping hand

Ovarian cancer, the leading cause of death of all female reproductive cancers, might have met its match with a new tumour cell-destroying duo.

A new protein, being analyzed in the lab of Dr. Jim Petrik at the University of Guelph in collaboration with researchers at Harvard University,...

Watch this video and help OVC grad students win the NSERC Video, Action Social Media Contest!

February 2, 2017

The ability of the tiny leopard gecko to regenerate its lost tail is the focus of a video made by University of Guelph students for a national science competition. The video by graduate students in the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) looks at regeneration for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) contest. The “NSERC Science, Action!” competition.....

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