Centre for Companion Animal Welfare

Welfare problems are widespread among companion animals, often with major consequences for both animals and their owners. The newly established Centre for Companion Animal Welfare will facilitate research into the nature and scale of the problems and how they are best eliminated or reduced. 

Dog that lies on a sofa
Obesity, behavior problems, and dogs who cannot breathe are some of the issue of interest for the Centre of Companion Animal Welfare 📷 Sébastien Lavalaye // Unsplash































Senior researchers


Name Title Phone E-mail
Björn Forkman Professor +4535333581 E-mail
Charlotte Reinhard Bjørnvad Professor +4535332864 E-mail
Iben Meyer Postdoc +4530233879 E-mail
Merete Fredholm Professor +4535333074 E-mail
Peter Sandøe Head of Section +4535333059 E-mail
Søren Saxmose Nielsen Professor +4535333096 E-mail
Thomas Bøker Lund Associate Professor +4535336861 E-mail


Navn Titel Telefon E-mail
Janne Winther Christensen Lektor +45 87158075 E-mail


Centre for Companion Animal Welfare has received funding to cover the costs of establishment and operation from Skibsreder Per Henriksen, R. og Hustrus Fond.

Centre name: Centre for Companion Animal Welfare
Start: Januar 1, 2020 


Peter Sandøe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

+45 35 33 30 59