Dr. Shannon Gowland in front of green bushes. On her left is a black dog.
Dr. Shannon Gowland (OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital)

Dr. Shannon Gowland, a veterinarian at the Ontario Veterinary College’s Smith Lane Animal Hospital, spoke to CBC News about a report examining the stress some pets may be feeling as owners leave their pets at home and return to the office. 

Gowland explained ways to mitigate separation anxiety in dogs and suggested owners record a video of their dog when they’re away to understand what happens when the animal is alone. 

A clinical veterinarian at the Smith Lane Animal Hospital, Gowland specializes in canine and feline care.