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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.

Happy Retirement Dr. Prescott!

John Prescott, who will retire on May 1st, gave his last lecture to veterinary students on Mon. Feb. 10. Thanks to Dorothee Bienzle who organized a cake for all to enjoy. John gave the students some words of wisdom!  OVC Bulletin Article —Prescott delivers last lecture: Vivian Nicholson retired on March 1st after 31 years of service to the University. Her positive attitude and dedication toward the wellbeing of everybody in the laboratory and in the department is exemplary, in particular with regards to working conditions and health and safety.

ABOVE PHOTO LEFT to RIGHT: Brandon Lillie, Dorothee Bienzle, Eva Nagy, Vivian Nicholson, John Lumsden, John Prescott and Darren Wood.

Departmental 3 Minute Seminars

This year’s 3 minute seminars consisted of 3 categories: DVSc, MSc and PhD. Individuals were marked based on appropriate language for a general audience, engaging presentation and creativity.  Prizes includes 1st place ($100) and 2nd place ($50) for each category.

DVSc:  1st Russell Fraser, 2nd Karlyn Bland

MSc:  1st Alexandra Rasiuk, 2nd Jacqueline Gallienne

PhD:  1st Lisa Santry, 2nd Laurence Tessier

ABOVE PHOTO LEFT to RIGHT: Alexandra Rasiuk, Lisa Santry, Russell Fraser, Laurence Tessier, Karlyn Bland and Jacqueline Gallienne.