Jenny R. VermilyaDr. Jenny R. Vermilya is an assistant professor on the clinical teaching track in the sociology department at the University of Colorado Denver. Vermilya’s expertise and professional interests center on gender and professions, symbolic interactionism, qualitative methods, and animals and society. Her writing about the horse slaughter controversy in the United States appeared in Psychology Today’s blog Animals and Us: The Psychology of Human-Animal Interactions. Most recently, her coauthored research on police shootings of dogs appeared in We Are Best Friends: Animals in Society.