Catherine Belanger

DVM, BSc (Hons)


Catherine is a PhD student in the Department of Population Medicine (Epidemiology) under the supervision of Dr. Katie Clow and Dr. Scott Weese. She is also pursing a Collaborative Specialization in One Health. After completing her BSc in Toxicology (2014) from the University of Guelph, Catherine attended the Ontario Veterinary College where she streamed mixed animal practice and graduated in 2019. After graduation Catherine worked in a small animal emergency practice and has also worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Interests include veterinary epidemiology and public health, zoonotic diseases, disease surveillance and outbreak response, and One Health.

Research Interests

Catherine’s PhD project is investigating the infectious disease risks associated with importing dogs into Canada. Canine importation is a growing practice with limited regulations in place. Using a One Health approach this project will contribute further understanding of the current landscape of canine importation in Canada.