Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dr. Temple Grandin Keynote Speaker at CVM

The Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series hosted by the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine will be October 19th-October 23rd. The Lecture Series celebrates the special relationship that exists between humans and animals in all its facets: companion animal, production animal, the wildlife experience and much more. Dr. Temple Grandin, best-selling author and Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, is the keynote speaker on Tuesday October 20 at 7:00 pm at the CVM auditorium. She will be speaking on the role animals have played in her life and how autism has given her a unique perspective on animal behavior and welfare. She has been instrumental in developing welfare guidelines for the handling and transportation of livestock and is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism.