Tablet technology eases student veterinarian learning curve

January 22, 2018

Student veterinarians using tablet in classIf a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the value of on-demand videos as a teaching tool? 

In the case of first-year DVM students at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), access to videos and photos via tablet technology seems to be easing the learning process for veterinary anatomy. 

Biomedical Sciences professor Jeff Thomason has long used videos as part of teaching the...

Research looks at sex and gender impacts on heart health

January 11, 2018

Photo of chalkboard heartUniversity of Guelph research into sex and gender impacts on circadian rhythms and heart health is opening doors for more discussion on this emerging area. 

Recent research from Ontario Veterinary College Biomedical Sciences professor Tami Martino’s lab has focused on how the female heart is radically different from the male heart. “Female hearts and male hearts might look the same to our eyes, but they are not at all the same at the molecular, cellular, or functional level” says Martino, who also heads up the Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations at the U of G.  Martino’s research focuses on the circadian clock...

Canine influenza found in Ontario

January 8, 2018

Photo of dogA University of Guelph researcher is assisting in the investigation and response to H3N2 canine influenza identified in two dogs in Essex County, Ontario. Dr. Scott Weese, a pathobiology professor in the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, is an expert in in veterinary infection control and zoonotic pathogens.

The dogs were imported from Asia (via the US) in late December...

One Health approach critical in globalized world

January 2, 2018

Bernadette Dunham, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.Ask Bernadette Dunham what prompted her to pursue an opportunity with the Milken Institute School of Public Health and she’ll point to the importance of the One Health concept. 

“During my career I realized that no one discipline or sector of society has enough knowledge and resources to prevent emergence or resurgence of diseases in today’s globalized world,” says Dunham. “One Health is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.” 

Dunham envisioned a career in...