Scott Weese Bio

Scott Weese



Dr. Scott Weese is a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), the University of Guelph and a Zoonotic Disease/Public Health Microbiologist at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses.  He is also Chief of Infection Control at the OVC Teaching Hospital and holds a Canada Research Chair in Zoonotic Diseases. Dr. Weese has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, a Doctor of Veterinary Science and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


Dr. Weese is a leader in veterinary infection control. He has authored or co-authored over 250 papers in peer reviewed journals, edited two books and speaks extensively on infectious diseases topics. His lab is dedicated to infectious and zoonotic diseases, multi-drug resistant pathogens, and interspecies transmission of pathogens.  His research group has several studies underway evaluating Lyme disease as well as B. burgdorferi exposure in dogs and horses. In 2016, he launched the Pet Tick Tracker to help monitor changes in tick populations. He has teamed up with Drs. Katie Clow and Michelle Evason to create Pets and Ticks– a comprehensive website that brings the Pet Tick Tracker together with up-to-date, evidence-based information on ticks in Canada.


Dr. Weese is a Co-Applicant on the grant. With his postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Clow, he will contribute to the Network research activities and provide insight into veterinary and tick aspects that will relate to human Lyme disease surveillance and education. They will also have a collection of animal- and tick-origin B. burgderferi that they will provide for comparative study.