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Caroline Frey Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Centre for Food-borne and Animal Parasitology (CFIA CFAP), 116 Veterinary Road, Saskatoon

Research Area(s)

  • Zoonotic and food- or water-borne parasites


Caroline Frey is a research scientist at the CFIA CFAP and an adjunct professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Academic Credentials

  • 2002: Graduation as veterinarian from Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2006: Dr. med vet. Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2011: Diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC)
  • 2014: Habilitation in Veterinary Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

Teaching and Clinical Areas

Dr. Frey has supervised four veterinary doctoral students and several master students. She has ample experience in teaching veterinary parasitology through lectures, practical courses and seminars to undergraduate students of all levels.

Research Interests

Dr. Frey has a strong interest in zoonotic and more specifically food- or water-borne parasites. She has developed methods for detecting and isolating different parasites (Toxoplasma and other apicomplexans, Trichinella, Echinococcus etc.) in their hosts, in food, or in their vector species. She has also performed research that advanced the molecular characterization of trichomonads, and has applied the novel diagnostic tools to epidemiologic investigations.


Please see: ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-6478-7493 or PubMed “frey cf parasit*”