Gaylene Fasenko

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Title: Professor, Companion Animals
Major Field of Interest: Companion Animals and Human-Animal Interactions (HAI)
Office Phone: 575-646-3402
Office Location: Knox Hall 217

B.S., Animal Science, University of Alberta, 1989
M.S., Animal Reproduction, University of Alberta, 1992
Ph.D., Physiology, North Carolina State University, 1996

Courses Taught:
ANSC 112 Companion Animals in Society
ANSC 285 Companion Animal Management
ANSC 311 Companion Animal Behavior and Training
ANSC 312V Companion Animals and the Human-Animal Bond
ANSC 390 Internship ANSC 412 Companion Animal Health and Diseases
ANSC 448 Problems

Evaluating if breed characteristics and stereotypes influence peoples choice of dog as a companion animal. Other interests include the physiological effects of the human-companion animal bond. Physiological and psychological benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)