- Behavior, Genetics, and “Breed”
- Public Policy
Dr. Hekman graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 with a dual DVM/MS degree. Her Master’s work was on the behavior and cortisol responses of healthy dogs to being hospitalized overnight. After graduation, she completed a shelter medicine specialty internship at the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program.
Dr. Hekman also writes, lectures, and teaches on genetics from a companion animal behavior perspective. You may learn more about her at: www.dogzombie.com
PART 1: Genetics is Not Predestination: The importance of experience from before birth through socialization
PART 2: Genetics is Not Predestination: The importance of experience from before birth through socialization