The goal of the Canadian Pet Tick Survey is to understand tick and tick-borne disease risks for companion animals across space and time in Canada. Over 90 veterinary clinics have enrolled across Canada. From April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020, these clinics will submit all ticks collected from companion animals to our laboratory. We will identify all tick species and conduct testing for tick-borne pathogens.  Updates on the study will be provided on this page. 

This map shows the distribution of the 94 veterinary clinics enrolled in the study. (In order to maintain anonymity of some clinics, the dot is placed to a precision of one decimal place for latitude and longitude and therefore does not reflect exact clinic location). 


In 2016, Dr. Scott Weese of the Ontario Veterinary College launched the Pet Tick Tracker to help monitor changes in tick populations. Through this online tool, pet owners could submit reports of tick findings - and the response was overwhelming! He's now teamed up with Drs. Katie Clow and Michelle Evason to create Pets and Ticks - a comprehensive website that brings the Pet Tick Tracker together with up-to-date, evidence-based information on ticks in Canada.  


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