Leadership and Staff

Amy Fischer, PhD 

img--AmyFischer_bioDr. Amy Fischer is a Teaching Associate and Extension Specialist with the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, where she coordinates the Companion Animal Biology and Humane Education program. This program emphasizes the science of companion animals as well as their roles in society, and encourages students to apply knowledge through a wide variety of internships, service-based learning projects, and other opportunities based on community partnerships.

Dr. Fischer is an active member of the Central Illinois Animal Welfare Coalition. She also serves as an ad hoc member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Michelson Prize & Grants, a program of the Found Animals Foundation. She has volunteered with numerous domestic and international population control campaigns, and is deeply committed to advancing the application of nonsurgical sterilization methods in humane population control.