Founded on an idea. Grown through integrity.


Over a decade of experience bringing your ideas to life.

Our story

ACER started in 2013 with an opportunity: to try and bridge the gap between knowledge and practice. The challenge? To find new ways to communicate technical scientific information and motivate adoption of evidence-based recommendations. Science and communication are our roots.

Ever since, our goal has been to blend our technical expertise with our ability to produce high impact tools and programs to help our clients understand, inform, and influence today for a healthier tomorrow.

We understand the value of partnerships and strive to establish lasting relationships with our clients. Our team is built on integrity and dedication to collaboration, which we believe is fundamental to long-term success.

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    From single outputs to multi-year initiatives

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    Across industry, academia, and government

  • Countries


    Across North America, Europe, and Oceania


Meet our team of experts in research & communication.

  • Steven Roche

    PhD, MSc

    Director & Principal Consultant

  • Carlee Wright

    MSc, BSc

    Creative Director

  • Dave Renaud

    PhD, DVM


  • Julia Saraceni

    MSc, BSc


  • Erin Wynands

    PhD, MSc


  • Laura Zehr

    BSc, MSc

    Research Associate

  • Rachel Genore – Roche

    BSc, RVT


  • Penny Lawlis

    MSc, BSc

    Animal Welfare Auditor & Specialist

  • Rianna Genore

    BA, Certificate in Publishing


Our partners

We’ve successfully delivered custom solutions and outputs to our more than 60 industry, academic, and government clients.

Many of ACER’s clients look to collaborate on more than one occasion,
building on our established partnerships.

More of our Partners

Industry & Organizational Partners

  • Alberta Lamb Producers
  • Alberta Milk
  • Animal Health Canada
  • BC Dairy Association
  • Canadian Water Network
  • CanWest DHI
  • College of veterinarians of Ontario
  • Dairy Australia
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Dairy Farmers of Ontario
  • DeLaval
  • EastGen
  • Equine Guelph
  • Farm & Food Care
  • Hallman Animation Studios
  • Headlands Ag-Enviro-Solutions
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hoof Trimmers Association
  • Jersey Canada
  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • Livestock Research Innovation Corporation
  • Mapleview Agri
  • National Dairy FARM Program
  • National Milk Producers Federation
  • Ontario Animal health Network
  • Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Ontario Precision Agri-Food
  • Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
  • Partnar Animal Health
  • Progressive Dairyman (Canada & US)
  • Results Driven Agricultural Research
  • Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board
  • Solvet
  • SouthWest Ontario Veterinary Services
  • TDV Global
  • Tivoli Films
  • Veal Farmers of Ontario
  • Wilton Consulting Group
  • Zoetis

Academic Partners

  • Arrell Food Institute
  • Dairy at Guelph
  • Ontario Veterinary College
  • Cornell University
  • Mastitis Network
  • McMaster University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Minnesota

Government Partners

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Public health Agency of Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Results Driven Agricultural Research

Do you have a scientific research, communication, or training need?

Our goal is to create knowledge and tools to improve animal health and welfare, public health, and the environment in a rapidly changing world. We have the skills to help you understand your unique challenge, inform relevant solutions, and maximize influence.

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