Barr Hadar received a DVM from Colorado State University and a BSc in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University. He has experience working in small animal clinics and a large animal ambulatory practice, as well as operating his own small animal mobile service. During this time, he explored and incorporated new technologies, including 3D printing (surgical planning/client education from CT images), practice management software, communication platforms, client satisfaction analysis, and health monitoring devices. He is currently an epidemiology PhD candidate at the University of Guelph, continuing to build his knowledge on the application of technology to veterinary practice as part of a unique research lab (Popmatix) that focuses on health informatics, digital health, and emerging technologies in animal healthcare. He leads research on the use of technology in the home setting, with the development and analysis of a pet health technology ecosystem as a tool in feline weight management and other chronic conditions. He will also focus on utilizing pet insurance data to develop risk profiles for cats.
Advisors: Theresa Bernardo and Zvonimir Poljak
Committee: Jason Coe and Elizabeth Stone