The human-animal bond in veterinary medical education: accessing web-based information

Lynette A Hart, Mary W. Wood

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Various aspects of the field known as the human-animal bond (HAB), or human-animal interactions, have expanded within veterinary medical education over the past quarter of a century. Using a variety of databases and informed search strategies, relevant information can be accessed, including recent articles, databases, journals, academic centers, societies and associations, programs, and key references. In this paper, methods for accessing resources supporting veterinary education on the HAB are organized into four subject areas: the HAB in veterinary school curricula; social work and support services for veterinary clients; the benefits of the HAB for human well-being, with applications of animal-assisted therapies, activities, and education; and companion animal behavior and welfare concerns. A related Web site can be accessed at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-524
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Animal welfare
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Human-animal bond
  • Human-animal interactions
  • Internet resources
  • Literature search
  • Pet loss
  • Social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Education


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