Alberta Veterinary Research Institute


URL : Alberta Veterinary Research Institute

Edmonton, Alberta

  • Affiliation : University of Alberta
  • Leader(s) : Judd Aiken, Prof

Main activities / characteristics in the field of animal health

Animal, Public and Environmental Health: Focusing on the intersection of animal, public and environmental health, this theme extends established strengths in:

  • Infectious disease
  • emerging diseases and zoonoses
  • Epidemiology and ecotoxicology
  • Spatio-temporal modeling and spatial ecology
  • Surveillance systems and early detection methods
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques

Additional information

AVRI is a consortium currently comprised of 2 universities (University of Alberta, University of Calgary), 3 provincial agencies (Agriculture and Food; Provincial Laboratories of Public Health; and Sustainable Resource Development) and the Centre for Coastal Health. As appropriate, the circle will continue to widen to include other provincial and national organizations.

Since the official launch on June 2006, AVRI has concentrated on internal organization and local partnerships through Northern and Southern Clusters centered at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, respectively. The ultimate aim is to work towards provincial and western Canadian collaboration.

AVRI’s mission is to increase Alberta’s research/service capacity through scientific advocacy and collaboration, graduate training, and sharing of specialized knowledge and resources.