About the Author

Dr. Bennett received her DVM degree in 2006 from Purdue University and later completed a residency in animal behavior with a focus on shelter medicine, obtained a master of science degree, and became certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2012. She is currently a clinical assistant professor of clinical sciences in the behavior department at the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, as well as a co-instructor for the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine online course Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare, which is part of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program. Dr. Bennett particularly enjoys addressing problem behaviors in sheltered and rescued animals through clinical practice and research, thereby helping to protect animal welfare, make the sheltering experience less stressful, strengthen the human-animal bond, and increase the likelihood that pets’ new homes become their forever homes.