We collaborate with healthcare providers, handlers, organizations, and veterinarians for assistance animal guidance and education.
ADVOCATE FOR ASSISTANCE ANIMALS
Our primary responsibility is the assistance animal’s health and well-being. It’s our duty to advocate for the animals being considered for human-animal intervention treatment plans.
We advocate by promoting assistance animal’s well-being, protecting their overall mental and physical health, and preventing animal suffering in order to form a mutually beneficial human-animal bond.
As veterinarians, we take the guesswork out of understanding the roles and rights of assistance animals. We are your professional resource for guidance, as we work with a multitude of people and organizations to educate them on the different types of assistance animals and their needs.
ASSISTANCE ANIMAL EVALUATIONS
We’ve created a customized evaluation process that targets four specific categories. This evaluation focuses on concerns of zoonotic disease risk, animal behavior, the general welfare of the animal, and public safety. We evaluate both the animal being considered for an assistance role, as well as the human-animal interaction.
It’s important that all animal-intervention programs are governed by basic standards and regularly monitored by a veterinary professional.