Assistance Animal Partnerships: Considerations of Veterinary Nursing Practice

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This veterinary nursing lecture takes a look at assistance dogs and their work and gives practical advice on being able to recognise and respond to the implications of assistance animal partnerships in practice.  It looks at welfare considerations and discusses how veterinary nurses can, with awareness and flexibility, ensure they are helping support clients with treatment and care of their assistance dog appropriately and professionally.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this veterinary nursing CPD lecture you will:

  • Be able to define what is meant by the term assistance dog in the UK and have an understanding of different charities training and providing dogs to be used in assistance roles.
  • Have an understanding of animal welfare considerations for assistance dogs working with adults and children with additional needs.
  • Have awareness of other species used in assistance roles in different countries and the animal welfare concerns arising.
  • Have knowledge of different theories used for understanding human-assistance animal partnerships.
  • Be able to recognise and respond to the implications of assistance animal partnerships for veterinary nurses.

Author

Dr Susan Ella Dawson

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