Véronique Ouellet

Ph.D.Laval University

Véronique Ouellet has a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in animal science from Laval University. She also completed a research internship in reproduction at the Freie Universität in Berlin. After that she completed her Doctorat in animal sciences at Laval University with a research internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the effects of heat stress on Quebec dairy herds. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in lactation physiology at the University of Florida, before obtaining a position as assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Laval University in September 2020.

Her current research focus is on the interactions between the animal and its thermal environment. Her fields of expertise include lactation and stress physiology. Her work has allowed, among other things, to demystify the effects of heat stress in continental climate, to better understand the impacts of heat stress during drying off and to establish heat tolerance thresholds in dry cows and calves.

Through her research, collaborations, involvement in the agricultural community and knowledge transfer activities, Véronique Ouellet ultimately wishes to optimize the resilience of livestock to climate change through a systemic, applied and collaborative approach.