Dr. Kathryn Proudfoot

Dr. Kathryn (Katy) Proudfoot is an associate professor and director of the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. There, she teaches animal behavior and welfare to veterinary students and conducts both basic and applied research aimed at improving the lives of dairy cattle and other animals under our care. A native Californian, she completed her MS and PhD degrees in the University of British Columbia's Animal Welfare Program, where her research focused on maternal behavior of dairy cattle and maternity pen design. She currently lives close to the beach in Prince Edward Island with her husband and young daughter.