Mikel Maria Delgado

Dr. Delgado is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, where her research explores the behavior of cats in multi-cat households and the health and development of orphaned neonatal kittens. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley, where she studied animal behavior and the human-animal relationship. Mikel has worked professionally with cats for almost twenty years, starting in the Cat Behavior Program of the San Francisco SPCA, and more recently through her cat behavior consulting partnership, Feline Minds. She offers consultations for cat guardians and rescue organizations to prevent and solve behavior problems. Mikel is co-author with Jackson Galaxy of the recent book “Total Cat Mojo,” and has published her research in several academic journals, including the Journal of Comparative Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Anthrozoös: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Interactions of People and Animals.