Quinn Rausch


I am a PhD candidate currently studying the effects of early management and maternal care on puppy behavioural development, specifically fear and competition, in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. I received a BScH in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph in 2018 and joined the OVC Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare Lab the following fall. Having discovered my passion for research while working as a research assistant a great deal during my undergraduate degree, I was thrilled to find a field of study that focused on animal’s subjective experiences. I am currently the Vice President of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare Student Chapter and a member of the OVC Medical Communications Program’s simulated client team. I have a huge passion for animal ethics, behavioural science and dog training. Animal welfare and behaviour science is a field I would like to continue a career in, and I hope to put my military and academic experience together to improve the military canine socialization and training program upon graduation. I am thrilled to be contributing to a body of research that will hopefully improve canine welfare and the human-animal bond.