Adronie Verbrugghe

Associate Professor Ontario Veterinary College Department of Clinical Studies Guelph, Ontario averbrug@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 54034

Bio/Research

Prof. Adronie Verbrugghe graduated as a companion animal veterinarian (DVM) from Ghent University, Belgium in 2005. She completed her PhD dealing with nutritional modulation of carbohydrate metabolism in cats also at Ghent University in 2009. She became board certified for the European College of...

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Bio/Research

Prof. Adronie Verbrugghe graduated as a companion animal veterinarian (DVM) from Ghent University, Belgium in 2005. She completed her PhD dealing with nutritional modulation of carbohydrate metabolism in cats also at Ghent University in 2009. She became board certified for the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition in 2010.

In 2011, Adronie joined the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, as Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Endowed Chair in Canine and Feline Clinical Nutrition. Her academic responsibilities include development and teaching of small animal clinical nutrition curriculum and running the small animal clinical nutrition service at OVC. Her research interests include companion animal nutrition, the link between nutrition, gut microbiota, health and disease, alteration of metabolic pathways through nutrition and nutritional modulation of inflammation and immunity. Currently feline obesity and canine cancer are the major subjects of her research.

Adronie has received research funding through the Canadian and Ontario government as well as from pet food industry and local charitable organizations. To date she has authored and co-authored 25 peer-reviewed publications, has trained 15 graduate students and postdocs, served as mentor for multiple undergraduate research projects, is a reviewer for various scientific journal and sits on several institutional committees.


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