Petra Edwards

Petra Edwards

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences


Research interests include animal behaviour and welfare, companion animals, animal training and comparative psychology. Petra's PhD focuses on how dogs experience their veterinary visits and investigating strategies that may reduce stress during veterinary care. Her honours research explored the different types of equipment pet owners use on their dogs in Australia.

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    Year Citation
    2019 Edwards, P. T., Smith, B., McArthur, M., & Hazel, S. (2019). Fearful Fido: Investigating dog experience in the veterinary context in an effort to reduce distress. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 213, 14-25.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Edwards, P., Hazel, S., Browne, M., Serpell, J., McArthur, M., & Smith, B. (2019). Investigating risk factors that predict a dog’s fear during veterinary consultations. PLoS ONE, 14(7), 18 pages.
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