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HAS Courses in Veterinary Medicine

Canton – State University of New York

Molly A. Mott, L.V.T

Human Animal Bond

Colorado State University

Veterinary Ethics

This pioneering course, implemented in 1978, is required in the veterinary medicine curriculum at Colorado State University. It deals with ethical theory, animal welfare, and animal rights.

Iowa State University

Suzanne Millman

Animal Welfare

This elective comprises readings and discussions of animal welfare theory, and how these concepts may be applied to issues of veterinary medicine and animal care. Students participate in weekly seminars, involving discussions and background readings. Students develop skills in analysing and communicating concepts of animal welfare.

Louisiana State University

Animals in Society I and II

Human-animal relationships, human-animal bond, pet facilitated therapy, animal welfare, and animal rights. Two part course

Oregon State University

Jill Parker

Veterinary Medical Ethics

This is an intensive elective course that offers an introduction to ethics in veterinary medicine, with specific attention to the moral status of animals, the process of ethical reasoning, and ethical decision making in practice.

Purdue University

Seminar in Animal Welfare and Human Interaction

State University of New York, Canton

Human Companion Animal Bond

The Human Companion Animal Bond course is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human-animal relationships. Topics include mechanisms of attachment, social and psychological aspects of human-animal interactions, pet loss and bereavement, physical and mental health benefits of animals, and animal assistance therapy programs. Major focus will be on developing the student�s interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding animals in society.

Tufts University

Human Animal Relations

Tufts University

Megan Kiely Mueller

Animals in Society I

Tufts University

Megan Kiely Mueller

Animals in Society II

University of California, Davis

Joy Mench

Ethics of Animal Use

Covers such concepts as moral good, pain and suffering, welfare evaluation, and animal minds. Other topics include limits on human right to use animals, use of animals in research, ethics and behavioral research, views of researchers and veterinarians, alternatives to animal use, and rules and regulations.

University of California, Davis

Lynette Hart

Human-Animal Interactions: Benefits and Issues

The contributions of animals to human society, including historic, anthropologic, developmental, human health and therapeutic perspectives, as well as effects of humans on animals.

University of California Davis

Jerrold Tannenbaum

Ethics of Animal Use

University of California Davis

Lynette A. Hart

Human-Animal Interactions in Veterinary Science

University of Guelph

Georgia Mason

Animal Welfare Science

This elective comprises readings and discussions of animal welfare theory, and how these concepts may be applied to issues of veterinary medicine and animal care. Students participate in weekly seminars, involving discussions and background readings. Students develop skills in analysing and communicating concepts of animal welfare.

University of Guelph

Georgia Mason

Animal Welfare

Animal industries, policy makers and animal protection organizations indicate strong needs for professionals with expertise in animal welfare. Students explore animal welfare issues commonly confronting veterinary practitioners, the role of veterinarians in animal cruelty investigations, and techniques to assess animal welfare in individuals and in animal populations.

University of Minnesota

Pam Hand

Perspectives: Interrelationships of People and Animals in Society

This course explores various aspects of the interrelationships of people and animals in society today, including the ecological, environmental, cultural, economic, social, psychological, and health/medical dimensions of these interrelationships. Multidisciplinary knowledge of how and why these factors interact is considered to be essential to a better understanding of what is often called the human-animal bond.

University of Pennsylvania

James Serpell

Veterinary Ethical Issues

A core course for first year vet students that addresses/introduces the peculiar ethical dilemmas encountered by practicing veterinarians. Combines both didactic and case-based teaching methods; the latter focusing primarily on real-life and ethical conflicts of interest between veterinarians, their clients, and their patients.

University of Pennsylvania

James Serpell

Animals, Veterinarians and Society

This third year elective course aims to introduce veterinarians to the current debate on animal use and includes the following topics: history of ethical concerns about animal use; development of contemporary attitudes to animals; animal consciousness and sentience; animal rights; animal welfare science; animals and the law; welfare problems in companion animals; and various recent areas of discussion and debate ( e.g., cloning/bioengineering).

University of Missouri Columbia

Rebecca Johnson

Human-Companion Animal Interaction.

Exploration of historical & theoretical bases of human-companion animal interaction (HAI), the nature, issues, & clinical applications of HAI. After completing the course, the student should be able to: Discuss the origins of HAI & it’s evolution into a scientific discipline; Identify the scientific rationale for HAI in facilitating health & well-being among humans and animals; Analyze therapeutic uses of HAI including animal assisted therapy, animal assisted activity, & service animals; Discuss issues relating to HAI in diverse populations; Delineate the role of HAI across the lifespan; Relate HAI to demographic trends in aging societies; Describe processes of integrating HAI into practice.

Washington State University

Francois Martin

Introduction to the Human Animal Bond

This is a two part continuing education course.