Dr. E. (Ellen) Deelen

Junior Assistant Professor
Sustainable Animal Stewardship

As veterinarian, Ellen is fascinated by the relation between humans and other animals. A relationship which is influenced by several factors, like religion, culture, prosperity and legislation. How can we improve this relationship in a sustainable way? What is needed to balance the needs of humans and those of other animals? A subject of discussion, not only in Western culture, but also very relevant subject in developing countries.

As PhD candidate, Ellens current research area is 'euthanasia of animals and the role of the veterinarian'.

She will focus on the different veterinary, practical and social-ethical considerations around responsible euthanasia policy of animals and the role of the veterinarian.