The inaugural Global Animal Nutrition Summit is hosted at the University of Guelph and is a collaboration between the Department of Clinical Studies (Ontario Veterinary College) and Department of Animal Biosciences (Ontario Agricultural College).

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centred, our campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.

U of G has 29,507 undergraduate and graduate students at our campuses in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, including 1,400 international students from more than 120 countries.

More than 150 years after the launch of our founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph, we now have more than 173,000 alumni living in 160 countries.

Our students, faculty and staff pursue active inquiry and exercise creativity across a range of disciplines — physical and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, business, agricultural and veterinary sciences.

Known for its beautiful, safe campuses and welcoming, supportive culture, U of G blends historical and modern architecture with cutting-edge technology.

Our living and learning environments encourage exploration and the interdisciplinary sharing of new ideas, critical for meeting challenges posed by our more complex and interconnected world.

Our faculty scholars and researchers provide students with groundbreaking research opportunities, in laboratories, art studios, libraries and in the field.

Student engagement is fundamental to learning and research at U of G. By focusing on the “whole student,” we give University of Guelph graduates the tools and skills to make a difference in our ever-changing world.

At Guelph, we turn knowledge into action.

Ontario Veterinary College

Established in 1862, the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph is at the forefront of veterinary medicine. As the oldest veterinary college in North America, OVC has been preparing veterinarians to meet the needs of animal care givers for more than 155 years. One-third of veterinarians in Canada have graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at OVC.

The OVC is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Our educational programs include the four-year professional DVM degree; BSc degrees with other colleges in Bio-Medical Sciences and Toxicology; graduate programs for graduate diploma (GDip), MSc, Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS), PhD, and Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) degrees; clinical specialists-in-training programs; and the Summer Career Opportunities and Research Exploration Program for DVM and BSc students. Students educated through OVC learn a comparative, approach to diagnostics, epidemiology, and preventive medicine to provide comprehensive, global solutions.

Ontario Agricultural College

The Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) of the University of Guelph is internationally renowned for its research, teaching and knowledge extension in the broad areas of food, agriculture, communities and the environment.

The OAC community includes 3,700 diploma, undergraduate and graduate students, 35,000 alumni, 140 faculty and 600 staff members. Our community also has a strong sense of shared purpose: To Improve Life by inspiring leaders, generating knowledge and creating innovative solutions for food, agriculture, communities and the environment.

Established in 1874, OAC is a founding college of the University of Guelph. Today, it includes two campuses located in Guelph, and Ridgetown, Ontario as well as a province-wide network of campuses, field stations and research facilities. It is comprised ofsix academic units:

  • Department of Animal Biosciences
  • Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Department of Food Science
  • Department of Plant Agriculture
  • School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
  • School of Environmental Sciences