Pathobiology News

New Veterinary Anatomic Pathology Position in our Dept (posted 20-02-14)

Posted February 19, 2020

The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

This position includes significant teaching and diagnostic responsibilities, and as such the incumbent should have strong skills in anatomic pathology and be an effective teacher in various aspects of anatomic pathology, such as in rounds, small seminars, and/or traditional lecture and laboratory formats at the BSc/DVM and graduate levels. In addition, the successful candidate will supervise and contribute to the applied pathology training of graduate students. The incumbent will also contribute to the diagnostic pathology service of the Department of Pathobiology.

The new faculty is expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program suitable for graduate education at the PhD level. Teaching and administrative duties will be adjusted in the first two years to permit the successful candidate to establish, sustain, and grow their research program.

Details can be found here:

Summer Student Research Positions in Pathobiology are now posted

Posted February 6, 2020

We have 20 summer student positions available in our department.  Check them out on our available positions page!!

Now hiring - Senior Resident in Pathology - for July 2, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Posted January 28, 2020

The Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is now hiring a Senior Resident in Anatomic Pathology. The Senior Residency position gives exposure to a broad experiential caseload that is expected to aid in the selected candidate’s preparation for any of the certifying examinations for a College of Veterinary Pathologists.  In addition, the position allows participation in numerous weekly gross and histopathology rounds, AFIP slide sets, and other boards study materials.

The Senior Resident is expected to be involved in all aspects of anatomic pathology including primary case responsibility, attendance and presentation of case material at rounds (e.g. gross, microscopic/biopsy, and oncology rounds), and various case discussions and presentations. Duties are approximately 50 % diagnostic and supervisory (including post mortem) duty, 40 % microscopic evaluation of cases, and 10 % attendance and presentation at gross and microscopy rounds and involvement in other case discussions and presentations.

For more information and how to apply see here:

Please email Brandon Lillie ( if you have any questions

CPRC Update: Antibiotic stewardship research

Posted November 27, 2019

  • Shayan Sharif from the University of Guelph (U of G) leads a large multidisciplinary project aimed at reducing the use of antimicrobials in poultry and enhancing poultry gut health. It includes researchers from the University of Alberta, University of Prince Edward Island, Hospital for Sick Kids and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
  • Eva Nagy from the U of G is developing an oral vaccine to induce an immune response against NetB to control NE in chickens.

| Canadian Poultry |

Department Chair Recruitment

Posted November 19, 2019

Visionary leader WANTED

OVC is NOW HIRING a new Chair for our Department of Pathobiology. | DETAILS | TWEET |

PhD Graduates

Posted November 19, 2019

Congratulations to recent PhD Graduates

Emma Borkowski, Jonathon Kotwa and Alex Leveille.


ACVP Board Exams

Posted November 19, 2019


Laura Bassel and Britta Knight both passed the Anatomic ACVP exam! Another year with a 100% pass rate! 

Laura Bassel Britta Knight




Congrats to all of the 2019 ACVP Award recipients:

Posted November 19, 2019

  • Jeff Caswell and Jill Findlay received a Presidential Award for their excellent work at Veterinary Pathology
  • Darren Wood received the ASVCP Educator Award
  • Dorothee Bienzle for completing her term as ACVP president
  • AHL’s Grant Maxie who was recognized as one of the pillars of pathology | TWEET |
  • Daniel Gibson the ACVP/AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award
  • Emma Borkowski the CL Davis Award and S.W. Thompson Foundation Award winners. |TWEET |.

New Laboratory Technician Position - Application deadline October 22, 2019.

Posted October 16, 2019

The Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is hiring a new Laboratory Technician to provide technical assistance for research conducted by faculty members in the assigned laboratories. 

Responsibilities include: providing support for research projects; managing personnel and laboratory compliance with biohazard and safety regulations; maintaining laboratory and other equipment and analysers in assigned laboratories; managing ordering and receiving for research groups; supporting the decontamination of equipment and preparing related documentation; assisting in the preparation and delivery of clinical pathology teaching laboratories for DVM students.  The Laboratory Technician will serve as an important technical link between research groups and collaborators inside and outside the Department.

For more information and application instructions please click on the link below:

Laboratory Technician Advertisement

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Wood

Posted September 7, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Darren Wood who was elected the President of the ASVCP Executive Board. Wood was also awarded with the 2019 ASCVP Education Award.