Hugh Cai

photo of Hugh Cai
DVM, MVSc, MSc, DVSc, Veterinary Microbiologist
Email: 
hcai@uoguelph.ca

Hugh was trained and employed as a veterinarian in Foshan Veterinary College in Foshan, China.  Later he earned a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and worked with large animals and taught Internal Medicine in the Military Veterinary College in Changchun, China.  After moving to Canada, Hugh received a Master’s degree in microbiology from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and then completed a Doctor of Veterinary Science program in animal infectious diseases at the Ontario Veterinary College.  Hugh joined the AHL in 1997 as a Veterinary Molecular Biologist, then Microbiologist.  He supervises the sections of Molecular Biology, Mycoplasmology and Parasitology.  Hugh’s focus is on the molecular diagnosis of infection of difficult-to-culture microorganisms.

          Hugh is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathobiology, OVC, and Foshan Veterinary College.  He is a volunteer internal assessor of ISO-17025 and AAVLD accreditation.  He enjoys photography and playing badminton and basketball.