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STUDENTS  ::  Studying Microbiology in Canada

Studying Microbiology in Canada

University of Prince Edward Island

Department Pathology & Microbiology

Overview The Department of Pathology & Microbiology is one of 4 departments of the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. The Department of Pathology & Microbiology teaches various courses for the DVM and graduate programs: Bacteriology, Fish Health, Immunology, Virology, Anatomic, Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Parasitology. In addition to its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, UPEI offers Master of Science, Master of Veterinary Science and Doctoral programs within the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Graduate students may focus on one of several aspects of animal health, including: basic and applied biomedical research, fish and animal health research, clinical research on specific diseases and control procedures, environmental health and animal welfare. The Masters or Ph.D. programs may be combined with a clinical residency program for qualified veterinarians.

Teaching and research activities in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology are focused on diseases, health issues and pathogens affecting a variety of domestic animals, fish and wildlife. In addition, faculty and staff provide diagnostic services to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and to veterinarians and producers in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Research Facilities The College's modern facilities have many unique features which have contributed to AVC's success. Housed under the same roof are state-of-the-art laboratories, high-tech classrooms, diagnostic services and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with clinics for small and large animals. The College's aquatic animal facilities support extensive research and service in aquaculture and fish health. AVC is the best known among veterinary colleges for its expertise in this area. World class research centres such as the Lobster Science Centre, the Animal Welfare Centre and the Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences make the College a place of dynamic and varied research.

The interests of the Department encompass diverse aspects of the health and diseases of a variety of aquatic, domestic and sylvatic species. To promote animal health, the Department seeks partnerships with other Departments of the University of Prince Edward Island, the agriculture, aquaculture and fishery industries, other universities, the veterinary profession and all levels of government.

Research facilities also include:

- Canadian Aquaculture Institute
- PEI Health Research Institute

List of Faculty James Bellamy – Health informatics; Computational Decision Systems; Quality Assurance; Clinical Pathology

Frank Berthe - Aquatic animal health; Mollusc diseases

Shelley Burton - Test validation; Diagnostic endocrinology

Rick Cawthorn - Parasitology

Arnost Cepica – Viral diseases of food producing and companion animals; Immunity and pathogenesis of viral infections of animals; Diagnosis of viral infections; Antibody induced conformational change of viral proteins and its impact on immunity

Gary Conboy - Parasitology (Helminthology)

Pierre-Yves Daoust - Wildlife health surveillance (mammals and birds, with emphasis on the marine habitat)

Les Gabor - Hematopoeitic diseases of cats; Diagnostic diseases of production animals; Surgical biopsies

Cora Gilroy - Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Spencer Greenwood – Molecular biology; Parasitology (Protists); Lobster Pathogens

Dave Groman – Morphologic Fish Pathology; Fish Disease Diagnostic Testing; Fish Health Management; Fin-fish and Shellfish Aquaculture

Paul Hanna - Infectious diseases of domestic animals; Dermatopathology

Harry Hariharan - Diagnostic bacteriology; Studies on antimicrobial drug resistance; Characterization of foodborne/zoonotic bacterial pathogens

Barbara Horney – Veterinary Clinical Pathology; Veterinary medical ethics (interest)

Basil Ikede – Pathogenesis of infectious diseases; Foreign and re-emerging animal diseases; Reproductive Pathology

Gerry Johnson - Fish Pathology

Fred Kibenge - Virology

Jeff Lewis – Molecular biology; Bacteriology; Nucleic Acid vaccines; Immunology; Recursive PCR

Alfonso Lopez – Pathology of the Respiratory System; Diagnostic Pathology

Fred Markham – Immunology; Immunoaassays; Parasite Immunology

Scott McBurney – Wildlife Pathology; Morphologic Pathology

Sandra McConkey - Pathology & Microbiology

Lisa Miller – Cardiovascular pathology; Diagnostic pathology; Wellness of veterinarians and veterinary students

David Speare – Fish Pathology; Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease; Treatment of Control of Infectious Disease; Biology of Aquatic Microsproridia; Gill Diseases of Salmonids

Carmencita Yason

Financial Support Available There are a variety of internal as well as external (government) scholarships, awards and bursaries available to graduate students.

Admissions and Enquiries Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3

Phone: 902-566-0882
Fax: 902-566-0958
Email: avc@upei.ca

Admissions - Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island

Phone: 902-566-0608
Fax: 902-566-0795
Email: registrar@upei.ca

Web: http://www.upei.ca/~pathmicr/

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