My name is Kat Littlewood – a PhD candidate at Massey University in New Zealand.
I am a small animal veterinarian undertaking research in animal welfare science. My PhD focuses on the assessment of quality of life in companion animals, specifically as it relates to end-of-life or euthanasia decision-making in cats. You can learn more about my research here.
While completing my PhD, I will be studying for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) membership examination in animal welfare. This will bring me one step closer towards becoming a specialist in animal welfare. I hope to continue in the academic/research field and be actively involved in supporting the next generation of veterinarians and animal scientists.