The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) placed fifth worldwide and first in Canada in the 2021 World University Rankings by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)international education network. The ranking lists the world’s best universities for research impact and academic reputation in 51 academic subjects and includes some 1,300 universities from 80 locations worldwide. OVC
Dogs stressed without owners in clinic
Asking pet owners to wait outside the veterinary clinic on visits during the pandemic might make dogs more stressed, say researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College. Clinics have sought to protect the health and safety of veterinary staff as well as patients with entry restrictions. The study found dogs separated from their owners during exams
Calling all OVC hockey alumni!
Brad Hanna, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and a U of G alum – OVC ’89, is working on a project to celebrate the 100th Ontario Veterinary College student hockey tournament
Mother and Daughter Vets in Ghana
Dr. Shauna Thomas, a 2019 Ontario Veterinary College grad, spent the first part of 2020 serving in Ghana with the international organization Veterinarians Without Borders. She was accompanied on the adventure by her mother, Dr. Ingrid Van Der Linden, also a veterinarian. They both have practices in eastern Ontario. The mother and daughter were in
Cannabis as treatment for animal cancer
Can cannabis products kill cancer cells? A study at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) aims to find out. Prof. Sam Hocker, Department of Clinical Studies, is undertaking a three-year study to learn more about the anti-cancer properties of cannabidiol and its potential for treating urothelial carcinoma, a difficult-to-treat bladder cancer in animals.
Pet owners aren’t adequately socializing their puppies
“This is concerning because it means a significant proportion of pet owners are missing the small window between two and 14 weeks where socialization is such a crucial piece in the behavioural development of dogs,” says Coe.
Is it true my dog doesn’t like to be hugged?
For humans, a hug is nurturing and builds trust and a sense of safety. But your dog may not feel the same way. Leaning against or reaching around dogs can feel threatening to them, says Prof. Lee Niel, Col. K. L. Campbell Chair in Companion Animal Welfare at U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College. “What
Homeless youth with pets less depressed, less likely to use drugs
A new study led by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) shows that homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behaviour, are three times less likely to be depressed and are more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges.
OVC receives $23-million provincial investment
The University of Guelph has received $23 million from the provincial government to support critical infrastructure renewal at the top-ranked Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).
OVC Pet Trust celebrates 30th anniversary
The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Pet Trust, the first charitable fund dedicated to the health and well-being of companion animals, celebrates three decades in 2016. In that time, more than $35 million has been raised to support learning, health care and research at OVC.