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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

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