Janet Beeler-Marfisi

Assistant Professor Ontario Veterinary College Department of Pathobiology Guelph, Ontario jbeelerm@uoguelph.ca

Bio/Research

Prof. Janet Beeler-Marfisi, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in Clinical Pathology, joined the Ontario Veterinary College’s Pathobiology department in early 2017, where she teaches, performs research and diagnostic service, and writes textbook chapters on equine and ...

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Bio/Research

Prof. Janet Beeler-Marfisi, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in Clinical Pathology, joined the Ontario Veterinary College’s Pathobiology department in early 2017, where she teaches, performs research and diagnostic service, and writes textbook chapters on equine and small animal clinical pathology. Her current research is focused on finding better ways of diagnosing lung disease in horses using cell markers and flow cytometry. Additional projects include a study on Inflammatory Airway Disease (mild equine asthma) in Ontario horses to see if, similar to people, there is a cause and effect relationship between air pollution and asthma. Ultimately this research will help improve athletic and earnings potential of equine athletes, as trainers could limit high-intensity training on days when air pollution is high, to help their horses avoid developing asthma.

Beeler-Marfisi has always had an interest in horse health, having grown up around her father’s Standardbreds. Her particular interest in equine lung health was piqued while working for ambulatory equine veterinarian, Dr. John Hennessey, and her doctoral thesis work focused on the development of heaves, or severe asthma, in horses.

Her passion for teaching developed while she was an assistant professor of Clinical Pathology at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. This carried over to New Zealand where, while working as a diagnostic clinical pathologist, she developed and presented a slate of Continuing Professional Development seminars for both equine and small animal practitioners.


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