Lori Kogan is licensed psychologist and tenured,associate professor of Clinical Sciences for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. She earned her MS degree in Experimental Psychology and her PhD in Counseling Psychology, both from Colorado State University. She is the Director of Human Animal Interactions at CSU as well as the founder/director of Pets Forever, a non-profit program and service learning course designed to help low income elderly and disabled pet owners. In addition, she has published articles, co-authored book chapters, and given numerous invited presentations on topics related to human animal interactions in both psychology and veterinary medicine venues. She is currently engaged in several research projects pertaining to the intersection of human animal interactions and veterinary medicine.