About the Author

Dr. Slater obtained her DVM and PhD degrees from Cornell University. She was a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University from 1990 until 2008, where she is now an adjunct professor since joining the ASPCA. Dr. Slater is the Vice President of Research, leading the research team at the ASPCA. Her present focus is on creating and disseminating evidence to increase access to veterinary care. She is also involved in community cat issues. Dr. Slater has published more than 135 peer-reviewed articles and 2 books and presents often at animal welfare and veterinary conferences.