Dr. Margaret Gruen is a veterinarian and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Behavioural Medicine at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Gruen completed her internship and residency at North Carolina State University, and then obtained a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences with a project focused on understanding pain behaviour in cats with arthritis. She completed a post-doc at Duke University in the Evolutionary Anthropology Department and served as a co-director of the Canine Cognition Centre. Her work at Duke evaluated cognitive development in working dog puppies.
Her research focuses on pain behaviour, cognition, and human-animal interaction, including how animals communicate with us. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, children, and furry family members.