OAHN Grad Student Interviews

Below, please find links to interviews we conducted with OVC grad students who worked on projects funded by and run through the Ontario Animal Health Network.

OVC Master’s student Jeannette Cooper discusses the “Distance support for investigation into adult small ruminant mortalities” project she has been working on alongside Drs. Andria Jones-Bitton, Jocelyn Jansen, Paula Menzies, Sherilee Harper, and Maria Spinato. Please find the video and more information here.

OVC Master of Public Health student Mark Reist discusses the Wildlife Health Tracker project he has been working on alongside Dr. Claire Jardine, and Dr. Jane Parmley from the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative. Please find the video and more information here.

Tyler Greer is an MSc student at the University of Guelph under the supervision of Dr. Peregrine. Greer’s project focuses on evaluating the prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis intestinal infections in dogs and risk factors for infection in southern Ontario. E. multilocularis is a tapeworm that has a lifecycle that circulates between wild canids and rodents. Find out more about the project here.

Jonathon D. Kotwa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph. His research interests include interdisciplinary perspectives for evaluating emerging zoonotic diseases, with a specific concentration on investigating the role of wild canids as sentinel species for pathogens of public health and veterinary significance. Find out more about the project here.