Northern Ontario Tick Survey

In 2019-2020, Northwestern Veterinary Hospital participated in the Canadian Pet Tick Survey, a research study through the Ontario Veterinary College. We submitted ticks found on companion animals that came into our clinic for species identification and testing for tick-borne pathogens. This information was used to provide a snapshot into tick risk in Northern Ontario, and for researchers to better understand tick and tick-borne disease risks for companion animals across Canada.