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Dr. Jennifer Van Os
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Animal Welfare, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jennifer Van Os is an assistant professor and extension specialist in animal welfare on the faculty of the department of dairy science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Van Os received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary animal behavior from the University of California–Davis and conducted postdoctoral research in animal welfare at the University of British Columbia. The research undertaken in her lab at Madison focuses on understanding, evaluating and improving the welfare of dairy animals from a biological perspective. The goal of Van Os’ extension program is to promote best practices in management and housing to help the dairy industry adapt as our scientific knowledge about animal welfare continues to grow.