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National Council on Pet Population 2016 Research Symposium Handouts

The Importance of Diversity in Scientific Study, Roger Haston, Ph.D., Chief Administrative Officer, PetSmart Charities; Casey Haskins, Principal, Deep Insights, LLC
When Family Violence Affects the Whole Family, Two Legs and Four: Developing Community Initiatives to Help Animals and People Alike, Maya Gupta, Ph.D., Consultant
Shelter Dogs and Veterans: A Comparison of Two Different Program Models, Lisa Lunghofer, Ph.D., Director, Human-Animal Programs, Animals & Society Institute
Dogs as Probiotics: Results of a Clinical Study to Explore the Impact of Pet Dogs on Humans’ Microbiomes, Immunity, and Mental Health?, Kimberly Kelly, Ph.D., Madison School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin (there will be no handouts for this session; attendees will have the opportunity to reach out to the researcher directly, following the research symposium).
Veterinarians’ Experiences of Adverse Events in Spay Neuter Surgical Practice: a Qualitative Study, Sara White, DVM, MSc, Executive Director, Spay ASAP Inc.
The Adoption Journey: Understanding the Joys and Challenges Recent Adopters, Experience Post Adoption, Emily Fesler, Nestles Purina

Keeping Trigger Home: A Study of the Re-homing of Horses, Emily Weiss, Ph.D., CAAB, Vice President, Research and Development, ASPCA

Market Research on Consumer Attitudes, Joe Keating, Associate Director, Consumer Insights, Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Yes, You Can Train a Cat! A Pilot Study Exploring the Implementation of a Clicker Training Program for Shelter Cats, Cheryl Kolus, DVM, KPA-CTP, Behavior and Training Manager, Clicker Learning Institute for Cats and Kittens
Assessing In-Kennel Interactions in Relation to Sociability in Shelter Dogs, Lauren Thielke, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University
Trends in Intake and Outcome Data for Animal Shelters in Colorado, 2007-2014, Kevin Morris, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver (research not published, likely no handouts at this time)


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