Career-ready skills vital to these OVC grad programs

April 16, 2018

MPH student during practicum in UgandaCareer-ready skills come in many forms. Hands-on training, mentorship and job placements are just a few. 

For the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program in Reproductive Biotechonologies at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, practicums, in-house training and visits to career-related organizations are a critical piece of the curriculum.

They not only provide students with practical skills, they connect the curriculum...


‘Wonder Pig’ Inspires $650,000 Fundraising Campaign to Bring Giant Scanner to University of Guelph

April 10, 2018

Esther the Wonder PigEsther the Wonder Pig, the real-life star of a new hit children’s book and one of the most beloved and famous pigs on Earth, is making a very large contribution to the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

The porcine celebrity, and the two men who rescued her as a tiny piglet, are the benefactors behind a large, life-saving scanner coming to OVC. The Pegaso CT scanner – the first of its kind in Canada – in some ways mirrors the trail-blazing Esther.

When she needed just such a scanner a few months ago...

Pet Owners Aren’t Adequately Socializing Their Puppies, New Study Finds

March 28, 2018

Photo of Labrador puppyA significant number of pet owners fail to adequately socialize their puppies, putting these dogs at risk of developing behavioural problems down the road, say U of G researchers.

A new study from professors Jason Coe and Lee Niel and post-doc Janet Cutler at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, found one-third of pet owners surveyed...

How animal parasites find a home in humans

March 23, 2018

Photo of beef cow - mauinow1There has been a lot of buzz recently about a video shared by Oregon woman Abby Beckley, who describes removing worms from her eye. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a case report documenting Beckley’s infection as the first human case of the cattle eyeworm Thelazia gulosa.

We certainly feel for Beckley having to go through this ordeal, and...

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