Caitlin Woolcott


In 2014, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph with a double major in Animal Biology, and Psychology: Brain and Cognitive Science. During my undergraduate degree I began working with laying hens in the behaviour lab within the Department of Animal Biosciences (formerly Animal and Poultry Science). I worked alongside many researchers, and quickly developed a passion for Poultry welfare. It wasn't long before I applied for a masters position within this field. I am now a part of a team of researchers spanning across North America to assess the best method for on-farm euthanasia of Poultry. This project will allow for science-based recommendations on best practices to ensure euthanasia devices are humane, effective and pose minimal threat to the operators.