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  1. Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops

    Contributor(s):: Jacob Monroe Davenport

    I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...

  2. When euthanasia is an option : the experience of making end-of-life decisions for companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Laurel Horn

    It's only a dog! You should just get another cat. You waited too long to take him to the vet as it is. These are some of the common attitudes and reactions that pet owners must often contend with when their companion animals die. Though they may be trying to be understanding and supportive,...

  3. Veterinarians' Perceptions of and Experiences with Dog Walking

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen Burns

     This study used interviews guided by a behaviour change theory, Integrated Model of Behavioral Prediction, to understand veterinarians’ perceptions of and experiences with dog-walking counselling. Seventeen practicing veterinarians providing care to dogs in Ontario were...

  4. Social Work Services in Small Animal Private Practice Settings: A Veterinarian's Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Natalie K. Leiferman

    Humans share a strong bond with animals, when a pet becomes sick or dies an owner can feel extreme grief and bereavement. Research studies have shown that some veterinarians feel they are inadequately trained to handle the pet owner’s feelings of grief and loss. Social workers could have a...

  5. A Case Study of Veterinary Technology Students' Experience of a Continuing Human-Animal Bond

    Contributor(s):: Robert E. Gierka

    The purpose of this case study was to explore veterinary technology (vet tech) students’ perceptions of their special relationships with pets that died; and to better understand how these perceptions influenced their work in the vet tech program and their beliefs about their...

  6. Title Caring for All Creatures Great and Small: A Qualitative Analysis of Senior Veterinary Students' Career Choices

    Contributor(s):: L. Clare V. Allen

    Professional veterinary medical education in the United States is facing several major challenges at the beginning of the 21st Century. The role of the modern veterinarian has shifted significantly, since the origin of the profession, from supporting the use of horses and agricultural livestock,...