Stephen Zawistowski

Zawistowski%20HeadshotStephen L. Zawistowski spent 26 years as a senior executive at the ASPCA.  “Dr. Z” is a well-known speaker on a number of animal shelter and animal welfare topics.  He is a certified applied animal behaviorist and chaired the Animal Behavior Society’s Board of Professional Certification from 1998-2007, is founding co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science,  adjunct professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine,  an adjunct professor in the Animal Behavior and Conservation graduate program at Hunter College and in the Anthrozoology graduate program at Canisius College.  He co-edited Animal Shelter Medicine with Dr. Lila Miller (2004) and the second edition in 2013, co-authored a history of the ASPCA, Heritage of Care  with Marion Lane (2008) and authored a textbook Companion Animals in Society (2008).