Marianne Villettaz Robichaud


Marianne has her undergrad degree in Agriculture and her Master of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the University Laval in Québec. After working as a research technician for a summer at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, she started her PhD in Epidemiology and Applied Ethology in the Department of Population Medicine. Marianne’s research topics revolve around calving management practices and their impact on the behaviour, health and welfare of dairy cows and calves. Marianne is co-advised by Drs Derek Haley and David Pearl.


PhD. August, 2016, thesis title: "Prevalence and effects of management practices around calving on the health, behaviour, and productivity of Holstein dairy calves" (Co-advised with Dr. David Pearl).