Shane Bateman

Shane Bateman head shot

Associate Professor

 519-824-4120 Ext. 56902



Shane Bateman graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, in Saskatoon, in 1991.  He worked in rural mixed animal practice prior to completing a small animal internship in 1993-94 and residency in Emergency/Critical Care (E/CC) in 1994-97 at the Ontario Veterinary College. Shane was a clinical track faculty member at The Ohio State University from 1998-2008 developing programs in E/CC and Community Practice, a rotating small animal internship-training program, and Human-Animal Bond programs.  Since returning to Canada in 2009, Shane has been active in a number of animal welfare and human-animal bond projects.  He is currently a member of the Board of the Guelph Humane Society and has been a driving force behind the Guelph Cat Population Taskforce initiative.  In addition, Shane is the Regional Co-Director for Community Veterinary Outreach- a charity that provides free preventive veterinary care for pets whose owners are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  He also participates in a number of initiatives that deliver preventive care at low cost to First Nations communities in SW Ontario.  He is passionate about involving veterinary students in all of these activities. 

Research Interests

Community Engaged Service Learning projects and research
Learning and Teaching Communication Skills 
Veterinary Palliative Care and the Human-Animal Bond
Coagulation Abnormalities in Critically Ill Patients
Ventilation of Lung Injured Patients
Assessment and Management of Pain

Current Graduate Students

  • Yuqing Sun - DVSc
  • Chien-Hsien Kitty Yang - DVSc
  • Christopher Drolet - MSc

Professional Experience & Honours


  • BSc Agriculture (incomplete)(1985-1987) Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry, University of Alberta.
  • DVM with Distinction (1987-1991) Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Internship  (1993-1994) Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.
  • Residency/DVSc(1994-1997) Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. DVSc Thesis:  Evaluation of Point of Care Tests for the Diagnosis of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in Dogs.
  • Board certification in American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (1998).


Selected Publications