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Document Type

Poster

Description

• The purpose of this study was to explore an unconventional intervention of medicine; specifically the integration of animals into current healthcare practices.

• The review of literature evaluated the implementation of animal therapy in medicine, both in the past and present.

• It was demonstrated that incorporating animal-assistance therapy into modern day medicine had a positive correlation with overall patient health, pain control, and disposition.

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

Degree Name

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

First Advisor

Jay Metzger

Second Advisor

Susan Kuntz

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Animal Assisted Therapy

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Animal-Assisted Therapy

Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices

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