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Science Matters Lunch and Learn: Pets, Animal Behavior, and Return to Work during COVID-19

August 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Science Matters Lunch and Learn is presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.

After more than a year of working at home, our pets have become acclimated to us being close by every day. With many workers returning to the office, pet owners may be wondering how to best prepare their animal friends for the daily separation. Luckily, science has answers for that, too. Join us for a talk from veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Wayne Hunthausen, who will share some curated tips from the most recent animal behavioral research on how to help Fido or Fluffy transition back to normalcy.

The speaker

Dr. Hunthausen is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. He owns Westwood Animal Hospital in the Kansas City area and has served as president of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. He is a co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior. Dr. Hunthausen has consulted on nearly 8,000 dog and cat behavior cases since 1982, and is an internationally renowned lecturer on pet behavior. He has appeared on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America and 20/20. He’s been quoted in the New York Times and Los Angeles Tribune, among many other news outlets, and has authored numerous books and journal articles on animal behavior, as well as co-edited over 50 breed specific books. He has been honored with the American Animal Hospital Association’s PetCare award, given in recognition of outstanding contributions to small animal behavior medicine. In his spare time, he is an avid photographer and enjoys cycling, movies and travel with his wife Jan Kyle, as well as hiking with their dog, Parker.

Accessing the Program

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. Your link to join the program will be included in the confirmation email and on the confirmation screen after you complete your registration.

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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy our public programs. Closed captions are provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

The program will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


August 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Linda Hall Library
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