Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

Past Event

Human-Animal Interactions and COVID-19

What does quality animal care and treatment have to do with public health? Can my dog be at risk for contracting or spreading COVID-19?  What does my cat think of me being home all of the time? This Q&A will discuss the science behind how animals play a role in our physical and mental health and wellness, and how this relationship is especially relevant to the current COVID-19 crisis. We will also discuss the impact of the current pandemic on animal trainers, veterinarians, animal shelters, zoos, and aquariums locally and around the country. Finally, we will discuss how the human-animal bond— and how our new social distancing measures due to COVID-19 may affect those bonds with our own pets at home. Lindsay Mehrkam, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology and the principal investigator of the Human-Animal Wellness Collaboratory at Monmouth University, where she and her students train goldfish, conduct clinical behavior services with dogs and cats, and develop enrichment programs with a range of exotic wildlife at Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari.

Hosted by Lindsay Mehrkam, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department

RSVP to Stacey Ayers at

Join via Zoom at 7pm EDT on May 28.

Box Office: 732.263.6889

May28, 2020

7:00 PM

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