Hugh W. Ferguson BVM&S, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, MRCVS, FRCPath

Professor Part Time, Department of Pathobiology
Phone: (473) 444-4175 ext. 3675
Fax: (473) 439-5068

Born in Co. Down, N. Ireland, and schooled in England and Scotland, Hugh W. Ferguson graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1972. Following a PhD in the reticulo-endothelial system of fish at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, funded by a Wellcome Fellowship, he spent a year as Head of the Pathology Department at the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food’s Fish Diseases Laboratory, Weymouth, Dorset, England. He then went to the Veterinary Research Laboratory, Stormont, Belfast, for 4 years before moving to Ontario Veterinary College in 1979, where he sat his pathology boards and rose to become full professor in the Pathology Department. He was recruited back to Stirling, Scotland in 1998 as Chair of Diagnostic Pathology and Microbiology. He consults and teaches internationally and is author and co-author of almost 200 scientific papers, most of which concern diseases and disease processes in fish, and he is author and editor of a new edition of the standard textbook Systemic Pathology of Fish (Scotian Press, 2006). Hugh left Stirling at the end of 2009, and has just accepted a position as Professor in Pathobiology and Director of the Marine Medicine Program, School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, W. Indies.