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Monique Pairis-Garcia

Monique Pairis-Garcia

Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Ohio State University (OSU)

Dr Pairis-Garcia earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Grinnell College.

Dr Pairis-Garcia teaches the undergraduate level animal welfare and behaviour class and serves on the Pig Welfare Committee for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV).

Her research interests include 1) pain management in livestock animals utilising pharmacological interventions to minimise pain; 2) Development and refinement of educational material to ensure timely and appropriate euthanasia on farm; and 3) Development and implementation of audit and assessment programmes to ensure positive animal welfare and handling on farm.

She also serves as an auditor for Certified Humane, a national non-profit organisation created to improve the lives of farm animals by conducting inspections on dairy, poultry, swine and slaughter facilities.

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