Weese is a veterinary internal medicine specialist and the chief of infection control at U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College
He is an expert in infectious and parasitic animal disease, including rabies, tick-borne diseases, antimicrobial resistance and emerging diseases. He is the former Canada Research Chair in Zoonotic Diseases.
In 2016, Weese launched the Pet Tick Tracker, an online tool that gathers information from Ontario pet owners and vets who have found ticks on pets. U of G researchers use the data to monitor changes in tick populations, be alerted to new tick species in Ontario and predict the insects’ movement.