Dr. Stephanie Torrey

PhD, MS, BS Dr. Torrey is a researcher in Animal Biosciences, studying poultry behaviour and welfare. Her team of graduate and undergraduate students focus on fundamental and applied research with broiler and broiler breeder chickens and turkeys. The past, current and upcoming studies include those examining feed restriction practices in broiler breeders; development of injurious […]

Dr. Richard J Julian

Dr. R. J. Julian is veterinary pathologist specializing in the diagnosis and prevention of poultry disease. He has taught undergraduate students and has trained many graduate veterinarians in poultry pathology. He has  given his poultry disease lecture course at universities in Canada and around the world. He has spoken at meetings and worked or volunteered […]

Dr. Amirul Mallick

Dr. Amirul Islam Mallick is a clinical veterinarian and Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata, India. Dr. Mallick received his post- doctoral training at Dept of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, (2008-2010) and University of Toronto ON, Canada (2010-2014) . He is a recipient of Canadian Breast […]

Dr. Tina Widowski

Poultry Welfare Center receives funding PHRN Prof Tina Widowski in the news PHRN Prof. Tina Widowski talks about cage-free eggs… Poultry industry connects with Academic Researchers U of G Maintains Poultry Breeds to Protect Heritage Genes University of Guelph key player in nationwide poultry research cluster Dr. Widowski’s specialization is Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare […]

Dr. Keith Warriner

(Bsc, PhD) Dr. Warriner completed his BSc in Food Science at the University of Nottingham and his PhD in Microbial Physiology within the Department of Biosciences, University College of Wales. Since joining the faculty of the Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, he has performed research in food safety. Relevant research has been focused on […]

Dr. Csaba Varga

DVD communicates scientific information to poultry producers in user-friendly format (DVM, MSc, DACVPM) Under the new Health of Animals Act and Regulations, Dr. Varga is responsible for the prevention, preparedness, early detection and response pertaining to all poultry diseases. He is also involved in emergency preparedness and biosecurity projects. Dr. Varga is the supervisor of the Ontario […]

Dr. Qi Wang

(Bsc, Msc, PhD) Dr. Qi Wang obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from King’s College, University of London, UK, in 1997. She joined Guelph Food Research Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as a postdoc fellow in 1998, and then as a research scientist in 1999. She is an Associate Graduate Faculty in the Department […]

Dr. Bill Van Heyst

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1990. In my fourth year, I became interested in environmental fluid mechanics which led me to continue my education by pursuing a Masters degree (1992). and eventually my Ph.D. degree (1997), both in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. For […]

Dr. Patricia V. Turner

(BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT) Dr. Turner completed a BSc in biochemistry at McMaster University, an MS in pharmacology at Dalhousie University and a DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College. After working in a large animal practice for two years, she returned to Guelph to complete a DVSc in comparative pathology. Dr. Turner is board certified […]

Dr Chanelle Taylor

(BSc, DVM) Dr. Taylor completed her BSc in Animal Biology at the University of Guelph in 2010, with a special interest in Poultry husbandry and welfare, working throughout her degree in different aspects of the layer industry and in research at the University of Guelph. She went on to complete her DVM degree at the […]

Dr. E. James Squires

(Bsc, Msc, PhD) Dr. Squires’ research program involves the use of biochemical and molecular biological techniques to study problems important to Animal and Poultry Science. The goal of the research is to improve the productivity, health and welfare of commercial animals, in particular swine and poultry.  Publications   WEBSITES: | Animal and Poultry Science | […]

Dr. Leonardo Susta

After earning his veterinary degree, Dr. Susta spent the last 7 years working on high-consequence poultry diseases at the University of Georgia, where he earned his doctorate, and at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (USDA-ARS), where he worked for two and a half years as research associate. Dr. Susta has worked extensively on molecular characterization […]

Dr. Deborah Stacey

Assistant Dean Research & Graduate Studies and Associate   WEBSITES: | College of Physical & Engineering Science |

Dr. Dale Smith

(DVM, DVSc) Dr. Dale Smith is a veterinarians and a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology. She works with a wide variety of non-domestic and wild species, in both clinical settings and as a pathologist, and some of her avian interests overlap with the field of poultry disease. Recent recent has included experimental investigations into […]

Dr. Trevor K. Smith

(BSc, MSc, PhD, PAg) Dr. Smith is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He completed the B.Sc. degree in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia in 1970. The M.Sc. was completed in Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science of the University of Manitoba in 1974. Ph.D. studies in Animal Nutrition were completed […]

Dr. Durda Slavic

(DVM, MSc, PhD) Dr. Slavic completed her DVM at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and went on to complete a MSc and PhD at the Ontario Veterinary College. She works primarily in veterinary bacteriology and is also involved with Salmonella testing for export purposes and Brachyspira in poultry. Dr. Slavic became interested in poultry health through collaborations […]

Dr. Shayan Sharif

(DVM, PhD) Dr. Shayan Sharif earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran. Dr. Sharif became interested in immunogenetics (especially poultry immunogenetics) while preparing his DVM thesis, which was entitled “Immunological aspects of Marek’s disease in chickens”. Following his graduation, Dr. Sharif practised for close to two […]

Dr. Jan Sargeant

(DVM, MSc, PhD) Dr. Sargeant obtained her DVM, MSc and PhD at the University of Guelph. She is a professor and director of CPHAZ. Dr. Sargeant’s areas of interest include: zoonotic disease prevention and control; food and water safety; role of veterinary medicine in public health; input of research to public health decision making. Her […]

Mr. Keith Robbins

Keith Robbins is the Executive Director of the Poultry Industry Council (PIC).  Keith graduated from Centralia College with an Agricultural Business Management diploma in 1989, graduated from Conestoga College with a certificate in Volunteer Board Management in 93, attended the University of Waterloo for a Bachelor of Environmental studies in 93 and obtained his Executive […]

Dr. Kayla Price

(BSc, PhD) Dr. Kayla Price is currently the Poultry Technical Manager for Alltech Canada.  She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Guelph studying under the supervision of Dr. John Barta.  The focus of her Ph.D. was chicken Eimeria species and the environmental influence on live Eimeria vaccine success in commercial poultry rearing, specifically looking […]

Dr. John Prescott

(MA, VetMB, PhD) Dr. Prescott obtained a VetMB as well as a PhD from the University of Cambridge in England. He has worked since then at the Ontario Veterinary College as a bacteriologist. He is currently researching Clostridium perfringens, the cause of necrotic enteritis in broilers. In an effort to understand immunity to this infection, important […]

Dr. Davor Ojkic

(DVM, MSc, PhD) Dr. Ojkic completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zagreb in Croatia and then worked in swine practice. He went on to complete an MSc at Brock University followed by a PhD at the University of Guelph. He currently works at the University of Guelph as Virologist and Immunologist and […]

Dr. Nicole Nemeth

(DVM, PhD) Dr. Nemeth obtained her DVM and PhD at Colorado State University, was a Research Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a Science Fellow at the United States Department of Agriculture. She also performed a residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at the University of Georgia, after which she accepted a […]

Mr. Tim Nelson

Mr Tim Nelson is the CEO of Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation

Dr. Suresh Neethirajan

(PhD) Dr. Suresh Neethirajan is currently a registered Professional Engineer with the province of Ontario, and an Assistant Professor in the Biological & Biomedical Engineering program of the University of Guelph and serving as the Director of the BioNano Laboratory. He joined the University of Guelph in 2011 after working as a Research Engineer at […]

Dr. Éva Nagy

(DVM, PhD, DSc) Dr. Nagy received her DVM, PhD, and DSc in Budapest, and was the first female veterinarian to be elected to the Hungary Academy of Sciences. Her first introduction to poultry health came from following her father, also a veterinarian, when he worked. Her first summer job consisted of vaccinating chickens against Newcastle disease. […]

Mr. Al Mussell

Al Mussell is a Research Lead at the Agri-Food Economics Systems in Guelph, Ontario. His areas of research expertise are farm management, agricultural marketing, and agri-food policies.  He also worked as a research lead and instructor in the George Morris Centre.  Prior to joining the George Morris Centre, Al worked as an economist in the […]

Dr. Emily A. K. Martin

(DVM, MSc, Diplomate ACPV) Dr. Martin obtained her DVM at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Immediately after completing her DVM she enrolled in an MSc program in the department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph under the supervision of Dr. D. Bruce Hunter. The focus of her MSc project was “E. coli in Tom […]

Dr. Steven Leeson

Poultry Nutritionist Areas of interest Potential for manipulation of eggs and poultry meat as it impacts human health Projects Impact assessment of feeding high-oil corn to poultry in Brazil | Centre for Nutrition Modelling Profile |

Dr. Ravi Kulkarni

Dr. Kulkarni obtained his BVSc (Eqv. DVM) and Masters in Veterinary Parasitology and Immunology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Subsequent to working in the pharmaceutical industry (Drug Discovery, Torrent Research Center) for a few years in India, he joined University of Guelph for his PhD. During his doctoral studies, he worked in the area of […]

Dr. Wolfgang Köster

Wolfgang Köster is a Research Scientist at VIDO-InterVac, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Dr. Köster completed his MSc in Biology and his PhD in Microbiology at University of Tübingen, Germany. He had academic appointments with the University of […]

Dr. Gordon Kirby

Dr. Kirby is the Associate Dean Research and Innovation-OVC. He is interested in developing diagnostic tests for detection of poultry respiratory viruses. Molecular diagnostics and early biomarkers of disease Regulation of expression of drug metabolizing enzymes Functional significance of altered expression of drug metabolizing enzymes during cellular injury   | OVC Faculty Profile |

Dr. Robert Jacobs

(BSc, DVM, PhD) Dr. Jacobs obtained his BSc at the University of Toronto, and his DVM as well as his PhD at the University of Guelph. He is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. His research interests include many fields including: hereditary nephritis, retroviral infections in cattle, hematology and biochemistry of domestic […]

Dr. Alice Hovorka

PhD Dr. Hovorka has completed her PhD at Clark University in Massachusetts. Her research program broadly explores human-environment relationships and is theoretically informed by feminist, poststructuralist and posthumanist philosophical perspectives. She focuses on three specific research areas: lives of animals in Botswana; urbanization, gender and everyday life in Botswana; teaching and learning in higher education. She […]

Dr. Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek

DVM, Dr. med. vet., PD, Diplomate ECAWBM (WSEL) Dr. Harlander is an Austrian-born veterinarian who graduated from the Veterinary University of Vienna. She worked at the University of Hohenheim (D), University of Giessen (D) and University of Bern (CH). Dr. Harlander is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine. Dr. […]

Dr. Michele Guerin

(DVM, MSc, PhD) After an 8-year period working in clinical practice, Dr. Guerin investigated possible career options in food safety, zoonoses, public health, and outbreak investigations, which led to her MSc in epidemiology followed by a PhD in the same area of study. Her MSc research focused on temporal links of Salmonella serotypes in human and animal populations, […]

Dr. Mansel W. Griffiths

BSc, PhD Dr. Griffiths obtained his BSc degree from North East London Polytechnic and his PhD from Leicester University. He joined the Hannah Research Institute, Ayr, Scotland in 1974. In 1990 Dr. Griffiths was appointed to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Dairy Microbiology in the Food Science Department, University of Guelph. […]