Pathobiology News

New Tenure-track Faculty Position in Anatomic Pathology

Posted October 25, 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.  Please see the advert here for more information:

Anatomic Pathology Posting

For inquiries about the position, please email the Department Chair, Dr. Brandon Lillie (

New DVSc graduate training position in Anatomic Pathology for May or Sept 2021

Posted October 7, 2020

A DVSc position in Anatomic Pathology is available, beginning in May or September 2021, in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  The DVSc program is a 3-year (9 semester) applied doctoral program that leads to eligibility for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The program is directed by 7 board-certified Anatomic Pathologists, and is closely integrated with graduate programs in clinical pathology, microbiology and immunology, and with the diagnostic services provided by the Animal Health Laboratory to the province of Ontario and beyond. It combines coursework, participation in necropsy and biopsy service, and an investigative research project that leads to a doctoral thesis.  A competitive stipend is awarded annually upon satisfactory progress.  Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, a strong academic record, and evidence of commitment to pathology, and be eligible to obtain an educational or general license with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO).  Successful completion of the NAVLE or equivalent is normally required. For applicants whose DVM degree (or equivalent veterinary medicine degree) is from a non-AVMA-accredited school, an entrance exam to assess core knowledge of veterinary pathology is part of the interview process.


Deadline for applications is November 1st, 2020 or until a suitable applicant is identified. Applications should be completed online at:


In addition, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals, and three letters of reference. Application inquiries should be directed to Jessie Beer (Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada; phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 54725, fax 519-824-5930; e-mail  Inquiries regarding the DVSc program should be directed to Dr. Brandon Lillie (  Additional information is available at  The University of Guelph has an International Doctoral Tuition Scholarship for full-time doctoral (DVSc) students with a minimum A-/80 % entrance average (Guelph equivalent) to cover most of the difference between domestic and international tuition.


The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff.  We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.  If you require accommodation of any kind, please contact Michael Dunstan, Manager, Occupational Health and Wellness, 519-824-4120 x 52133.


How to Apply / Contact

Brandon Lillie, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVP


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:

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