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Registration for ISAZ 2017 Conference is OPEN!!

Registration for the 2017 ISAZ Conference has opened! Visit the conference website to register and to view more information, http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ce/symposia_and_events/small_animal/isaz_2017.cfm. The preliminary conference schedule has been posted and will be updated continuously as we draw nearer the conference.

***Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird rates – the last day to register for Early Bird Registration is April 7th.***


Human-Animal Interconnections
June 22-25, 2017
University of California, Davis

Speakers include:

  • Diana Davis, DVM, PhD, UC Davis Department of History
  • DA Giles, PhD, Center for Whale Research, Friday Harbor Laboratories
  • John Madigan, DVM, MS, DACVIM, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Paul Mundell, CEO, Canine Companions for Independence
  • Layla Esposito, PhD, National Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD)
  • Leonard Abbeduto, PhD, UC Davis MIND Institute

There will be two additional satellite symposia.
***If you register for all 5 days, you will receive an additional discount.***


Effective Options regarding Spay or Neuter of Dogs
June 26, 2017

Speakers include:

  • Ben Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVB, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Anita Oberbauer, PhD, UC Davis Department of Animal Science
  • Kate Atema, MS, International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, San Diego Humane Society
  • Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, DACAW, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine


Animals Behaving Badly | Veterinary/Welfare Perspectives Improving Client Compliance
June 27, 2017

Speakers include:

  • Alice Villalobos, DVM, FNAP, Animal Oncology Consultation Service
  • Emma Grigg, PhD, CAAB, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Patrick Pageat, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ECAWBM-BM, HDR, Institut de Recherche en Semiochimie et Ethologie
  • Suzanne Kurtz, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
  • Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, San Diego Humane Society
  • Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, DACAW, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

**Abstract decisions on presenters will go out within the next day or two.

New Position Available: Post Doctoral Fellowship

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Human-Animal Studies and Urban Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences


The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for the following Postdoctoral Fellow position. Preference will be given to candidates who are social scientists specializing in qualitative methodologies, or who demonstrate aptitude in applying social theory to veterinary medicine or public health.


To learn more, click here.

Reminder: Nominations for Distinguished Anthrozoologist Award Due Soon!

Distinguished Anthrozoologist Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in Anthrozoology/Human-Animal Interaction Studies by an ISAZ member who is a senior scholar.


Nominations are due on January 15, 2017.


Click here for more information.


The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) invites submission of both oral (15 minutes total) and poster abstracts. The 2017 ISAZ conference will be held at the University of California, Davis.

Plenaries will address the roles of service dogs and other animals for children, as well as human-animal interactions with wildlife and cattle. We also encourage submission of papers on all other topics in the field of human-animal interactions.


Abstracts are due January 31, 2017.


Research abstracts submissions require

  1. A title.
  2. A list of authors, institutional affiliations, city, state, country, and email address for correspondence.
  3. An introduction to the study and its objectives.
  4. Methodology – including a description of the participants (both human and animal), such as number (n), type, age, gender, and species, and a description of the study design, data collection, and data analysis.
  5. Main results, including, when appropriate, statistical test, significance level and actual test value (e.g., F(df) = ?, p < 0.05). 5. Principal conclusions and implications for the field.


Critical review abstracts submissions require

  1. A title.
  2. List of authors, institutional affiliations, and email address for correspondence.
  3. An introduction to the review and its objectives.
  4. Key literature references to theory, concepts, evidence or methodology that have been reviewed or re-evaluated.
  5. Main findings.
  6. Principal conclusions and implications for the field.


Abstracts must be in English, must be no more than 350 words (not including the title and authors’ information), and should be concise, informative and explicit. In the submission process, please indicate whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred. Abstracts for oral presentations that are not selected may be eligible for presentation as posters. A sample abstract is provided for reference below.

Sample Abstract


Click here to submit an abstract: Submit Abstract


Student Awards for best oral presentation and best poster presentation will be awarded at the conference. The requirements to participate in these awards are the following:

  1. The student must be a student member of ISAZ.
  2. The student must be the first author of the abstract.
  3. The student must apply for the award through the abstract submission system


If you have any issues with the abstract submission process, please contact Abigail Thigpen at conferences@isaz.net.

ISAZ ANNOUNCES an invitation for nominations for ISAZ FELLOWS

The designation of Fellow honors ISAZ individual members whose work advances the field of Anthrozoology by enriching understanding of critical issues, addressing familiar problems or identifying a problem that has not been previously recognized and serving the Society.


Fellows have no specific responsibilities, obligations, or term limits.


Nominations due:  March 1, 2017


A maximum of 4 Fellows may be elected this year.

A committee consisting of the current Fellows of the Society will review and vote on the nominations.


Click here for more information.

New Positions Available in HAI

PhD Student & Lab Coordinator

Purdue University


Competitive positions are available for highly motivated and promising individuals seeking a PhD or Lab Coordinator position related to the PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTION with Dr. Maggie O’Haire. The successful applicant will be housed within the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University. The research program will focus on the scientific evaluation of SERVICE DOGS for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and their families.


Visit our Career Opportunities page for more details.

Call for Applications

Human-Animal Studies International Development Project

Humane Society International / Animals and Society Institute


Humane Society International (HSI) and the Animals and Society Institute (ASI) are happy to announce the call for proposals for the fourth annual HSI-ASI Human-Animal Studies International Development Project (HASIDP). The purpose of this competitive program is to provide one non-American university per year the resources to build its own human-animal studies program.


Human-Animal Studies (HAS) programs have proliferated at universities in some countries.  Still, a great many universities have faculty and students who are interested in developing such programs, but lack the resources to create them on their own. This program fills that gap by providing the financial and knowledge-based resources that such scholars, students, and universities need to build their own HAS programs.


Application Deadline: January 1, 2017


For more details, click here.


The International Development Project is directed by Andrew Rowan and Bernard Unti of Humane Society International/The Humane Society of the United States, and Kenneth J. Shapiro and Margo DeMello of the Animals & Society Institute. Please address all correspondence to: internationalproject@animalsandsociety.org


Lecturer Position Available

Lecturer in Human-Animal Studies

The University of Winchester


The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint an outstanding lecturer in human-animal studies with expertise in research methods within the Department of Politics and Society and the Centre for Animal Welfare.


Visit our Career Opportunities page for more details.


Faculty Fellow Position Available

Faculty Fellow

New York University, Arts and Science


NYU’s Animal Studies Initiative, an integral part of the Department of Environmental Studies, invites applications for the position of Faculty Fellow. The appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2017, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The successful applicant will contribute to the education of undergraduates minoring in Animal Studies, teaching three courses per year, and serving as the advisor to the minors. In addition, the successful candidate will help organize and actively participate in an initiative directed towards developing Animal Studies as a rigorous field of academic inquiry.


Click here for more information about the position.



Congratulations 2016 Award Winners!

A big congratulations to this year’s award winners!


ISAZ/Waltham Collaborative Research Award 2016

Portraits for College of Nursing. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello
“Military Veterans and Shelter Dogs: One Rescue at a Time”

University of Colorado College of Nursing


Early Career Award 2016

Maggie OHaire

Dr. Maggie O’Haire

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine


ISAZ 2016 Conference Oral Presentation Award

Lisa Gunter

Lisa Gunter

“Purebreds are like Unicorns: Understanding the Breed Ancestry of Shelter Dogs & the Influence of Breed labels on Potential Adopter Perception”

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States


ISAZ 2016 Conference Poster Presentation Award

Sara O-G

Sara Owczarczak-Garstecka

“Using YouTube to study dog bites. Analysis of context and perception of risk”

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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ISAZ 2017 Conference
June 22-25, 2017
Satellite Sessions
June 26 & 27
Davis, California

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2017 Distinguished Anthrozoologist

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Early Career Award

Award outstanding scholarly accomplishments in Anthrozoology by an ISAZ member who is early in her/his career

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ISAZ Waltham Collaborative Research Award

A collaborative grant program to stimulate new research in the area of human-animal interactions

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