Scott Weese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph, a Public Health and Zoonotic Disease microbiologist, and Director of the University’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ). After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and spending time in private practice, he completed a large animal internal medicine residency and Doctor of Veterinary Science graduate program. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital. He has an active research program focusing on infectious diseases, particularly those that can be transmitted between animals and people. He lives outside of Guelph, Ontario with his family and a collection of pets, including a dog, cats, fish and occasionally small livestock.