Why do cats jump into boxes? Why do dogs want to jump up on their humans? Penn Vet's Behavior Medicine team is engaged in numerous research projects to better understand animal behavior and how humans and their animals can interact in optimal ways.
Our research is focused on clinical behavior problems and their relationship with medical problems, as well as low-stress handling of patients during veterinary visits.
There are currently a number of active research projects at Penn Vet Behavior Medicine: