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The Department of Pathobiology is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases and immunology. Our faculty members’ research ranges from the basic understanding of the mechanisms of disease caused by a wide range of agents (including emerging and zoonotic pathogens) to the different protective and pathological responses o host organisms. We offer advanced training in diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as research training in our areas of expertise.


Canada Research Chair renewed for OVC pathobiologist

A Canada Research Chair in Zoonotic Diseases has been renewed for an OVC pathobiologist.

The University of Guelph will receive $1 million over the next five years from Industry Canada through renewal of two prestigious Canada Research Chairs (CRC), with $500,000 going to OVC for a CRC held by Prof. Scott Weese (in image, right). Click on the title above to read the story.



Pathobiology is excited to welcome Dr. Leonardo Susta as a new member of faculty. Leo is an Assistant Professor of Avian Health & Disease and began his appointment on Oct. 1. Leo has a DVM degree from Perugia Italy, has completed a combined residency/PhD program at the University of Georgia, is an ACVP diplomate and most recently was a post-doctoral fellow at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory. He brings a wide variety of skills to us.