Jennifer Heinsius


PhD Student
Dairy Cattle


I have worked with chickens, elephants, companion animals, and various zoo animals in the past, and now I am finally learning about the dairy industry!

I was looking for a robust program filled with people that could teach me about their experiences in animal welfare. This program has so much to offer me so that I can continue to grow and learn as a behaviour researcher.

For my research I am observing anticipatory behaviors of dairy heifers when target trained to participate in tasks.


Bsc in Animal Biology, University of California, Davis
Msc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Guelph