WORKING WITH ORGANIZATIONS
We guide schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities that interact with assistance animals. Education is vital in facilitating assistance animal programs and general interaction. With recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association, we assist in creating guidelines, standards, and best practices to regularly monitor assistance animal programs and interactions. Having a veterinary advocate helps to ensure the animals' health and well-being and the humans involved in therapy and assisted activity programs. The overall goal is for our veterinary consultant to provide the needed resources to maximize the therapeutic applications of the human-animal bond.
As stated by the American Veterinary Medical Association, animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activity programs should be governed by basic standards and regularly monitored.
It is important to have veterinary professionals that can assist and support the scientific evaluation and documentation of the health benefits of the human-animal bond. Veterinary involvement in these programs is also important to address the concerns of zoonotic disease risk and animal behavioral problems.
Having a veterinary advocate ensures the health and welfare of the animals and humans involved in these programs. The goal of our veterinary consultants is to maximize the therapeutic applications of the human-animal bond.
The use of service dog and therapy animal teams in school-aged children is on the rise. As with healthcare facilities, school animal therapy programs and student-service dog teams should be governed by basic standards and have regular veterinary monitoring as well. Veterinary involvement in these school programs is important to address the concerns of zoonotic disease risk, animal behavioral problems, and general animal welfare.
The goal of our veterinary consultants is to advocate and ensure the health and welfare of the animals and students involved and interacting with these assistance animal teams.
Businesses are having to support more customers with disabilities using service dogs. Some businesses may also be experiencing an increase in pet owners fraudulently representing their pet as a service dog.
It is important to consult with our veterinarians because as recognized animal experts, we are uniquely qualified to provide resources for education, behavioral understanding, and guidance regarding appropriate service dog behavior.
Consulting with our veterinarians will help your business organization gain insight and education specifically to support customers with disabilities using service dogs. The goal of our veterinary consultants is to support individuals using service dogs and to reduce service dog fraud.