Introduction to the Human-Animal Bond in Veterinary Medicine: Courses 1 and 2

Introduction to the Human-Animal Bond in Veterinary Medicine: Courses 1 and 2

Mar 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

This two-part online course includes lectures about promoting the human-animal bond. You may register for one or both parts. (2 CE credits each, 4 total)

Offered by the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Course 1: What is the Human-Animal Bond?

  • The Biophilia Hypothesis
  • The physiological basis for human-animal bonding
  • Companion animals as social support
  • HAB's contribution to children's cognitive, language, emotional, and social development
  • The HAB in action: horseback riding for people with disabilities and animal-assisted therapy for children with pervasive developmental disorder

Course 2: The Human-Animal Bond and Veterinary Medicine

  • The history of the HAB in veterinary medicine
  • The importance of the HAB for veterinary students
  • The integration of the HAB into the private practice of veterinary medicine
  • Supporting clients facing or going through the loss of their companion animal

For more information or to register, click here.