Section Editors

Section Board for 'Companion Animals' (37)

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Dr. Mandy Paterson
Section Editor-in-Chief
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4076, Australia
Interests: Animal Physiology; Animal Welfare; Behavioral Physiology; Animal Ethics
Dr. Mark J. Farnworth
School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0QF, UK
Interests: Companion animals; cats; human-animal relationships; management; behaviour; welfare; human-animal conflict
Emeritus Prof. Edward J. Hall
Langford Vets, Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Interests: Gastroenterology; dogs; cats; mucosal immunity
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Dr. Dennis C. Turner
Director, Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology, I.E.A.P./I.E.T., Switzerland
Interests: Companion animals, Companion animal welfare and behavior, Human-animal interactions and relationships, Animal-assisted interventions, Attitudes toward animals, esp. cultural differences
Dr. Sylvia García-Belenguer
Departamento de Patología Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: behavior; neurology; stress; welfare; health; dogs; cats
Dr. Barbara Bockstahler
Department for Small Animals and Horses, Small Animal Surgery, Section for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Wien, Austria
Interests: rehabilitation medicine; physical therapy; sports medicine; biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Massimo Castagnaro
Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, University of Padua, Viale dell’Università, Legnaro, Padua, Italy
Interests: dog; cat; spontaneous neoplastic pathology
Prof. Dr. Florence Gaunet
Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, Fédération 3C, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS, 13331 Marseille, France
Interests: Dog; Pets; Spatial cognition; Social cognition; Communication
Prof. Caroline Mansfield
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia
Interests: canine medicine; feline medicine; gastroenterology; microbiome
Dr. Paulo Steagall
University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Interests: Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Dr. Dennis E. Jewell
Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, USA
Interests: Canine; Feline; Nutrition; Lipid Metabolism
Dr. Eugenia Natoli
Sovrazonal Public Dog Shelter, Local Health Unit Rome 3 (ASL Rome 3), Rome, Italy
Interests: intraspecific cat and dog social behaviour; welfare behavioural indicators; personality
Dr. Mark D. Finke
Mark Finke LLC, United States
Interests: Nutrition; entomology; companion animals (dogs and cats) nutrition; comparative nutrition
Prof. Dr. Massimo Vignoli
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Piano D'Accio, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: dog; cat; diagnostic imaging; computed tomography; radiology; interventional radiology; surgery
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Dr. Rachel Casey
Canine Behaviour and Research Department, Dogs Trust, London
Interests: Companion animal; Dog; Cat; Horse; Welfare; Behaviour; Epidemiology; Cohort study; Training; Personality
Dr. Paola Maria Valsecchi
Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: animal behavior; animal welfare; human-dog relationship; dog cognition
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Prof. Dr. Giacomo Biagi
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, via Tolara di Sopra 50, 40064 Ozzano Emilia (BO), Italy
Interests: Animal nutrition; Cats; Clinical nutrition of dogs and cats; Dogs; Intestinal microbiota; Mycotoxins; Pet food safety
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Dr. med. vet. Emir Hadzijusufovic
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1. Division of Hematology & Hemostaseology, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3. Department/University Clinic for Companion Animals and Horses, University Clinic for Small Animals, Internal Medicine Small Animals, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Interests: comparative oncology; animal oncology; drug-related side effects and adverse reactions; molecular targeted therapy; neoplastic stem cells; tumor microenvironment; veterinary medicine; dogs; cancer
Dr. Stanislaw Dzimira
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Norwid Str 31, 50-375 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: animal oncology; animal pathology; cytopathology; histopathology; disorders of sex development; dogs; cats
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Benazzi
Department of Veterinary Sciences (DIMEVET), University of Bologna, Italy
Interests: Canine and Feline Tumours
Prof. Nobuyuki Kanemaki
966-5 Kawamuko-cho, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 224-0044, Japan
Interests: vision science; ophthalmic diseases; dogs; cats; horses
Dr. Antonio Di Loria
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, 80137, Italy
Interests: microRNA; biomarker; Clinical immunology; extracellular vesicles; Clinical parasitology; immunometabolism
Prof. Dr. Kun Guo
School of Psychology, College of Social Science, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Interests: animal cognition; face perception; social attention; visual neuroscience; emotion
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Dr. Péter Pongrácz
Department of Ethology, Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: animal cognition; acoustic and visual communication; social learning; applied ethology and welfare
Prof. Joan C. Hendricks
Professor Emerita, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3800 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: One Health; human-animal bind; human-livestock relationship; zoonoses; reverse zoonoses; Co-evolution; agricultural animals; husbandry practices; empathy/compassion; animal-environmental interaction; biomedical research; women and animals
Dr. Tobias Schwarz
Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Roslin EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging; Veterinary Computed Tomography; Imaging of respiratory, vascular and urogenital diseases in animals; Fish imaging
Prof. Dr. Laura A. Reese
School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, MI 48824, USA
Interests: urban politics and public policy; economic development; animal welfare policy; local governance and management
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Dr. Valentina Virginia Ebani
1. Department of Veterinary Science, University of Pisa, Viale delle Piagge 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy 2. Interdepartmental Research Center “Nutraceuticals and Food for Health”, University of Pisa, via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: microbiology; bacterial infectious diseases; zoonosis; natural products; essential oils; antibacterial activity
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Dr. Mónica Teresa González-Ramírez
School of Psychology, Facultad de Psicología, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Nuevo León C.P. 64455, Mexico
Interests: human–animal interaction; companion animals; health psychology; behavioral psychology
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Prof. Dr. Lynette A. Hart
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, 1089 Health Sciences Drive, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: Human-animal relationships; communication and social behavior in large mammals; applied animal behavior in dogs and cats
Dr. Lori R. Kogan
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,Colorado State University,Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Interests: human animal interactions and veterinary medicine
Prof. Dr. Philip H. Kass
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, 1089 Health Sciences Drive, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis,CA 95616, USA
Interests: cancer research; quantitative epidemiology (companion animal, laboratory animal, primate); non-experimental inference; epidemiologic methodology and analysis; epidemiology of environmental hazards of animals and humans; companion animal epidemiology
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Prof. Björn Forkman
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: Animal Welfare; Animal Cognition; Personality; Welfare assessment; Dog behaviour
Dr. Emily D. Dolan

Director of Applied Research, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New York, NY 10018, USA
Interests: Design and implementation of animal welfare studies and analyses
Prof. Dr. Biagio D'Aniello
Department of Biology, University of Naples "Federico II" Via Cinthia, Naples 80126, Italy
Interests: cellular and organic organization of metazoans; reproductive biology; development; neuroanatomy; animal biodiversity; canine ethology
Dr. Wendy Y. Brown
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Animal Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia
Interests: companion animal nutrition and health; canine dental health; feeding behavior and food preferences; urate urolithiasis in the dalmatian
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Prof. Dr. Xavier Manteca
Department of Animal and Food Science, School of Veterinary Science, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: animal welfare; welfare assessment; animal behaviour; stress physiology; companion animals, wild animals
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