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Wednesday, April 14th, 6:00—7:00pm

Pet Behavior and the Pandemic

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Pet Behavior and the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, pets have been enjoying the constant company of their owners and the extra attention that comes with it. As more Americans are vaccinated and return to the office, the change in routine is likely to be stressful for some pets and may lead to behavioral issues.

To help prepare your pet for post-pandemic life, the Usdan Institute of Animal Health Education and the Cornell University Hospital for Animals are teaming up for a webinar on “Pet Behavior and the Pandemic.”

Please join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 6PM EDT as behavior specialists from the Cornell University Hospital for Animals discuss separation anxiety, socialization, and offer suggestions to help ease your pet’s transition to the new normal.

This is an online-only event hosted via Zoom (https://zoom.us/). A link to the meeting with instructions will be emailed to all registered participants the day of the event. Please email UsdanInstitute@amcny.org with any questions.



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Dr. Katherine Houpt
James Law Professor Emeritus, Section of Behavior Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

Katherine Houpt, VMD, PhD, received her veterinary degree and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. Houpt specializes in the treatment of behavior problems of animals, primarily dogs, cats, and horses. She directed the Animal Behavior Clinic and taught at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, where she is James Law Professor of Behavior Medicine, emeritus.

Dr. Houpt is the author with Lee Boyd of Przewalski’s Horse: The History and Biology of an Endangered Species and with Margit H. Zeitler-Feicht of Horse Behaviour Explained: Origins, Treatment, and Prevention of Problems. Dr. Houpt has published a textbook titled Domestic Animal Behavior, now in its fifth edition, as well as numerous scientific articles.

Her current research interests are cribbing and pawing. She has ridden and fallen off horses in more countries than most people have visited, and rides her chestnut Arabian Mare and drives her Swedish Gotland pony.


Dr. Kate Anderson with dog

Dr. Kate Anderson
Resident Veterinarian
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Dr. Anderson graduated from Cornell’s vet school in 2008. She has a diverse background, having worked with both large and small animals in private practice and industry. She is currently a resident with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB). In addition to general practice and emergency work, she sees behavior cases in both private practice and at Cornell. Dr. Anderson is also a Fear Free Certified professional. She lives in Ithaca with her husband and their dog Ernie. She enjoys running, cooking, and baking in her free time.



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