Participant Recruitment

We are currently recruiting participants for the following research projects:

1) We are recruiting US kitten fosters and US kitten foster programs, to participate in a study to help us learn more about kitten nail trims! Kittens must be health, intact, and between 0-6 weeks old. Participants will be entered to win $100 visa gift card! Sign up here:


2) We are recruiting cat owners that live within 1-hour of Davis, California to participate in a study examining the impact of owner presence on cat responses during a veterinary examination. Participants must be: at least 18 years of age, the primary caregiver of at least 1 healthy cat that is between 1-10 years old that is up-to-date on their rabies vaccine, and lives within 1-hour of Davis, California.

There are 2 online surveys for participants to complete. The first is a recruitment survey which collects basic information on survey inclusion criteria for both the owner and their cat. If you qualify for the study, a second survey will collect information on owner’s opinions of veterinary visits and their personal relationship with their cat. Once the two surveys are complete, the owner and their cat will come to UC Davis for 2 mock veterinary exams which will take approximately 15-min each. Sign up here: