Dr. Darren Wood

Meet Dr. Darren Wood


Keywords: companion animal hematology, hemostasis, microRNA in canine lymphoma

Profile(s): Department of Pathobiology

Current Positions:

  • Associate Professor – Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph ON
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathologist – Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph ON
  • Co-supervisor – OVC Comparative Hemostasis Laboratory, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph ON

Seeking Academic or Industry Partnerships in the Areas of: microRNA biomarkers

Education and Employment Background:

  • DVM – Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI
  • DVSc – Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • Diplomate – American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)

Research Themes & Interests:

  • Canine and Feline Hemostasis/Hematology:
    • canine von Willebrand disease
    • canine immune mediated hemolytic anemia
    • characterization of canine protein C
    • storage lesion in transfusion products
    • avian hemostasis
    • microRNA in canine lymphoma
    • applied hemostasis method validation

Recent Research Focuses & Partnerships:

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Select Publications:

  1. Craig, K., Wood, G., Keller, S., Mutsaers, A., & Wood, R. (2019). MicroRNA profiling in canine multicentric lymphoma. PLoS ONE.
  2. Cuq, B., Blois, S. L., Wood, R., Monteith, G., Abrams-Ogg, A. C., Christian Bedard. (2018). Reproducibility, stability, and biological variability of thrombin generation using calibrated autmoated thrombography in healthy dogs. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 47, 218-226, doi: 10.1111/vcp.12602.
  3. Abrams-Ogg, A., Bienzle, D., Ho, K., Blois, S., Wood, R., Patricia Shewen, Sophia Lim, Helen Kocmarek (2018). Prevalence of antinuclear and anti-erythrocyte antibodies in healthy cats. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 1-5, doi: 10.1111/vcp.12570.
  4. Le, K., Beaufrere, H., Chalmers, H., Pinard, C., Wood, D., et al (2017). Retro-orbital and disseminated B-Cell lymphoma in a yellow-collared macaw (Primoliusauricollis). Canadian Veterinary Journal, 58 (7), 707-712.
  5. Saati, S., Abrams-Ogg, A., Blois, S., & Wood, R. (2017). Comparison of Multiplate, Platelet Function Analyzer-200, and Plateletworks in healthy dogs treated with aspirin and clopidogrel. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine., doi: 10.1111/jvim.14886.
  6. Kubik, A. M., O’Sullivan, T. L., Harding, J. C., Wood, R., & Friendship, R. M. (2017). Hematology and biochemistry reference values of Ontario commercial nursing pigs close to the time of weaning. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 58, 371-376.
  7. Westgarth, S., Blois, S., Wood, R., Verbrugghe, A., & Ma, D. (2017). Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and aspirin, alone and combined, on canine platelet function.Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1-9, doi: 10.1111/jsap.12776.
  8. Wong, V., Cote, O., Bienzle, D., Hayes, A., & Wood, R. (2016). Endothelial protein C receptor-dependent anti-chemotactic effects of canine protein C. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 78 (2), 186-194.
  9. Calvalido, J., Wood, R., Woods, P., Mutsaers, A., & Wood, G. (2016). Comparison of serum cytokine levels between dogs with multicentric lymphoma and healthy dogs. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 182, 106-114.
  10. Kim, S. D., Baker, P., Delay, J., & Wood, R. (2016). Thrombomodulin expression in tissues from dogs with systemic inflammatory disease. Veterinary Pathology, 53 (4), 797-802.
  11. Wood, R., Hayes, G., Gibson, T., Nykamp, S., Moens, N., Robert Foster (2016). Evaluation of the effect of intra-articular implantation of gentamicin impregnated collagen sponge (GICS) on joint inflammation and renal function in dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 29 (2), 159-163.
  12. Furness, C., Wood, R., & Arroyo, L. (2016). Acute myeloid leukemia with basophilic differentiation in a 3 year-old Standardbred gelding.Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  13. Ho, K. K., Abrams-Ogg, A. C., Wood, R., O’Sullivan, L., Kirby, G. M., Shauna L. Blois (2016). Assessment of platelet function in healthy cats in response to commonly prescribed antiplatelet drugs using three point-of-care platelet function tests. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 1-10, doi: 10.1177/1098612X16648182.
  14. Blois, S. L., Lang, S. T., Wood, R., & Monteith, G. (2015). Biological variability and correlation of platelet function testing in healthy dogs. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 44 (4), 503-510.
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  • Teaching
    • DVM Program
      • VETM*3450 Principles of Disease in Veterinary Medicine (Measurement and Testing, Hematology and Cytology)
      • Diagnostic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Rotation (Hematology, Integrated Case Discussions)
      • Phase II Leader
    • Graduate Program
      • PABI*6030, 6040, 6041 Applied Clinical Pathology I, II, III
      • PABI*6300, 6320 Clinical Pathology I, II
      • PABI*6104 Mechanisms of Disease (Hemostasis and Thrombosis)
    • Teaching Awards
      • 2019 – ASVCP Educator Award, American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
      • 2020 – CVMA Teacher of the Year Award


Email: woodr@uoguelph.ca

Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 54654

Office: PAHL 3801

Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road E.,
Guelph, ON, Canada, N1G 2W1