Andrew Brooks was born and raised in southern Ontario. After graduating with his BA from Queen’s University and DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC 1996), he worked in food animal practice in Cambridge and Woodstock. Andrew completed a PhD in pathology at OVC where he performed basic research in inflammation and pleuropneumonia in swine. After his graduate training, Andrew worked as a diagnostic pathologist at the Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center in South Carolina and achieved ACVP board certification in anatomic pathology. Andrew subsequently returned to OVC as a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiology where he taught graduate and undergraduate pathology, worked as a diagnostic pathologist, and continued his research.
After nearly 4 years in academia, Andrew worked in the private sector as a diagnostic pathologist, primarily doing small animal surgical pathology, and also gained regulatory experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2011, Andrew returned to the University of Guelph and was a diagnostic pathologist and the laboratory head of AHL-Kemptville. In 2019 he transferred to AHL-Guelph where he assumed supervision of the AHL-Guelph postmortem suite. Andrew has broad experience with diagnostic pathology of livestock, poultry and companion animals and also has an interest in collaborative research and toxicologic pathology.