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Innovative Research at OVC Could Advance Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease

January 25, 2021

Andrila Collins, an MSc student in Biomedical Sciences at the Ontario Veterinary College, advised by OVC Profs. Bettina Kalisch and Tarek Saleh.Innovative neuroscience research at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) could reveal more about the causes of Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as a potential treatment.

Drs. Bettina Kalisch and Tarek Saleh in OVC’s Department of Biomedical Sciences are studying regulatory mechanisms involved in gene expression. Cells can regulate their gene expression, and thereby the types of proteins they produce, by turning genes on or off. This regulation allows cells to respond to changing environments but can simultaneously...

Hands-on Clinical Training Invaluable to OVC Student Veterinarians

January 21, 2021

OVC Externship Blog Project 2020Experiential learning is a key component in the student veterinarian’s journey.  This is particularly true for fourth-year students at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) as they move from lectures and labs into an intensive year of clinical training prior to graduation. 

It is a defining experience as they transition from the classroom to the clinic and put to work the clinical, diagnostic, problem-solving and client communication skills they have been honing over the past three years.

In a typical year, this shift to clinical learning begins...

New $1M Chair to Strengthen Veterinary Communications, Relationship-Building

January 20, 2021

Dr. Jason Coe, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, with his dog Harley.Improving lives of pets, veterinary clients and veterinary teams through communication and relationship-building is the goal of a new $1-million chair awarded at the University of Guelph.  
Believed to be the first of its kind worldwide, the new VCA Canada Chair in Relationship-Centred Veterinary Medicine will be held by Dr. Jason Coe, a leading expert in veterinary clinical communications at U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and a professor in the Department of...

Launch of the multi-year, multi-partner Global Burden of Animal Diseases programme

January 19, 2021

Photo of cowsAnimal health leaders and researchers from the Global Burden of Animal Diseases (GBADs) programme have secured US$7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, to rollout a framework on measuring animal health burdens and their impacts on human lives and economies. The information provided by GBADs will guide public policy and private sector strategy, contributing to improve animal health and welfare more effectively. It will also be a basis for further...

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