Vett Lloyd, PhD

Sackville, New Brunswick 

Dr. Vett Lloyd is a professor of Biology at Mount Allison University working on ticks and the pathogens they transmit.

Dr. Lloyd is the co-founder of the Canadian Lyme Science Alliance, an organization that aims to unite scientists, clinicians, and patients in the quest for a more comprehensive understanding of Lyme disease.

She is also the founding member of the Canadian Lyme Consortium and the Mount Allison Lyme Disease Network, interdisciplinary networks of researchers tackling the biological, social and human dimensions of Lyme disease and incorporating the Lyme patient community as full partners in this endeavor.

She has a special interest in encouraging community and citizen science in tick surveillance activities as a way to help “tick proof” communities.

More about Dr. Lloyd’s publications.

Vett Lloyd, PhD, at Mount Allison University in her lab.

CanLyme news

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Why Canadian public healthcare fails Lyme patients and why they seek treatment elsewhere

May 7, 20244 min read

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. For the past two decades, CanLyme has supported Canadian Lyme disease research in a variety of different ways;…

Vett Lloyd, PhD, at Mount Allison University in her lab.

CanLyme welcomes Dr. Vett Lloyd

May 7, 20241 min read

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is excited to welcome Dr. Vett Lloyd to the CanLyme board. Dr. Lloyd is a professor of Biology at Mount Allison University, and researcher of…

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CanLyme: 20 years of Canadian advocacy

May 2, 20243 min read

This year marks an important milestone for the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation – 20 years of Lyme disease advocacy. For the past two decades, CanLyme has led the way in…

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