The director and associates lead and assist with innovative research projects examining animal welfare from both practical and physiological perspectives. Current areas of research include: neurochemical imbalances in neonatal animals with failure-to-thrive syndromes; curriculum development and implementation of disaster management strategies; and emergency animal rescue equipment design.
The director serves as major advisor and mentor to graduate and undergraduate students and veterinarians interested in animal welfare research, American College of Animal Welfare board certification, and disaster management.
Research findings are shared at conferences and in publications within the university, domestically and internationally. The breadth of information-sharing spans from local public service newsletters to peer-reviewed scientific journals.