ABOUT KATIE M. CLOW
Dr. Clow's story begins in rural eastern Ontario, where she grew up on a fruit and veggie farm and fostered a love for all things furry. It's no surprise that from a young age she knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
In 2007, she entered into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). As she went through veterinary school, she became aware of the vast opportunities available to veterinarians, and her interests began to expand. She sought out opportunities to contribute to the improvement of animal and human health on the national and international level. This led her to internships at Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her passion for public health and One Health flourished!
Following graduation, she spent a rewarding year in practice at a rural small animal clinic, and then worked as a regulatory veterinarian at the CFIA developing proactive biosecurity guidance documents for goat and dairy producers. Dr. Clow subsequently returned to OVC, where she completed a PhD on the ecology and epidemiology of the blacklegged tick and the risk of Lyme disease in Ontario. She then went on to a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Scott Weese.
In 2019, Dr. Clow joined the Department of Population Medicine at OVC as an Assistant Professor in One Health. Her research program focuses on the epidemiology and ecology of vector-borne zoonoses, with particular emphasis on One Health and EcoHealth approaches. Her teaching focuses on One Health and EcoHealth at both the undergraduate (DVM) and graduate level.
Dr. Clow is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Veterinarians Without Borders Canada. She also is an avid long distance runner, and loves spending time with her family, including her husband, two dogs and cat.