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We’re all tied up in this together. That’s the message Dr. James Serpell wants us to understand. Dr. Serpell is the Marie A. Moore Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare and director of Penn Vet’s Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society. Dr. Serpell’s research was one of the earliest to describe the beneficial effects of pet ownership on human health. 


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2009
Publication Title Bellwether Magazine
Volume 1
Issue 7
Pages 22-23
Publisher University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Language English
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Economics
  3. Health
  4. Mammals
  5. Pet ownership
  6. Pets and companion animals