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How and Why Are Shelter Pets Used in Vet Schools?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on October 19, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Many vet schools use shelter pets as a component of student training, although the exact use of these animals may differ between vet schools and even from year to year.

While the use of shelter animals in veterinary education can be a controversial topic, it’s important to carefully consider each individual instance of shelter pet use within the curriculum to determine whether the use of animals is mutually beneficial for both the animals and the veterinary students.

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Topics: Shelter Medicine, Shelter Pets

FAQs About Shelter Medicine for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on October 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM

If you’re like the majority of vet students, you entered this field because you care about animals and want to improve their well-being. While there are certainly many ways to achieve that goal, shelter medicine provides a powerful opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of companion animals.

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Topics: Shelter Medicine, Frequently Asked Questions

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