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.  

Katie returned to OVC in the fall of 2013 to pursue her PhD and she has tremendously enjoyed research, teaching and service. She hopes to continue her career in academia, with a strong focus on the ecology and epidemiology of vector-borne zoonoses, and have an active role in teaching and mentorship.

Dr. Clow is the Vice 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.