Western College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Sarah Parker is assistant director, operations, for the Centre for Applied Epidemiology (CAE), at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). She provides research study design and statistical analysis support to members of the WCVM. Sarah supports activities of CAE researchers in implementing large-scale epidemiological projects. She is currently working for the Canadian Cow Calf Surveillance Network (C3SN). Click here for more information about the project.

The CAE also develops and provides workshops in epidemiological research and data management to enhance research quality, which Sarah contributes to. She is the manager for the WCVM Disease Investigation Unit.

Dr. Parker’s PhD work with the Ontario Veterinary College focused on decision analysis tools as applied to the prioritization and control of zoonotic diseases transmitted from pork to people through food. Dr. Parker completed a Master of Veterinary Science, evaluating diagnostic testing for Tritrichomonas foetus, at the WCVM.

Academic Credentials

  • BSc, Biology, University of Saskatchewan
  • DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • MVetSc, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • PhD Epidemiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Research Interests

Dr. Parker's research interests include development and evaluation of diagnostic tests utilized in animal and public health. Also, she is interested in research related to surveillance implementation and utilization of surveillance measures to promote animal health.