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• 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.
Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Animal Assisted Therapy
Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Animal-Assisted Therapy
Schiefelbein, Jenna, "Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices" (2015). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 105.