Posted: May 13, 2013
OVC scientists and veterinarians were featured recently in University of Guelph and mass media publications.
Check out the cover story of the spring issue of the U of G’s alumni magazine, The Portico, which features researchers and clinicians in the Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer and the Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation.
The story highlights the work of several OVC faculty members including Drs. Paul Woods, Brenda Coomber, Byram Bridle, Geoff Wood, and Alicia Viloria-Petit.
Two OVC professors are quoted in a Toronto Star story today on the increasingly popularity of bengal and savannah cats, a genetic mixture of domestic and wild animals.
Dr. Gabriela Mastromonaco, curator of reproduction programs and research at the Toronto Zoo and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, discussed the crossover genetics involved in wild-domestic mixing and possible concerns. While Dr. Cathy Gartley, a reproductive specialist and professor in OVC’s Department of Population Medicine, says humans have been living with wild cats as pets since civilization’s dawn, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a good idea.