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Gaylene Fasenko

Title: Associate Professor, Companion Animals
Major Field of Interest: Companion Animals and Human-Animal Interactions (HAI)
E-mail: gfasenko@nmsu.edu
Office Phone: 575-646-3402
Office Location: Knox Hall 217

Education:
B.S., Animal Science, University of Alberta, 1989
M.S., Animal Reproduction, University of Alberta, 1992
Ph.D., Physiology, North Carolina State University, 1996

Courses Taught:
ANSC 112 Companion Animals in Society (Fall Semester)
ANSC 285 Companion Animal Management (Spring Semester)
ANSC 311 Companion Animal Behavior and Training (Fall Semester)
ANSC 312V Companion Animals and the Human-Animal Bond (Fall Semester) -a Viewing a Wider World Course
ANSC 390 Internship (Fall or Spring)
ANSC 412 Companion Animal Health and Diseases (Spring Semester)
ANSC 448 Problems (Fall or Spring)

Research/Academic:
Evaluating if breed characteristics and stereotypes influence peoples choice of dog as a companion animal. Other interests include the physiological effects of the human-companion animal bond. Physiological and psychological benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)