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The role of veterinarians in assisting clients identify and care for emotional support animals

Aubrey Fine EdD1, Oliver Knesl BVSc, BSc (Hons), MVSc2, Benjamin Hart DVM, PhD3, Lynette Hart PhD4, Zenithson Ng DVM, MS5, Emily Patterson-Kane PhD6, Janet Hoy-Gerlach PhD, LISW-S7, and Steven Feldman MPS8
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  • 1 College of Education and Integrative Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 91768.
  • | 2 Veterinary Professional Services, Zoetis Inc, 10 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
  • | 3 Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 4 Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 5 College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.
  • | 6 Animal Welfare Division, AVMA, 1931 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173.
  • | 7 College of Health and Human Services, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606.
  • | 8 Human Animal Bond Research Institute, 1615 M St NW, Washington DC, 20036.

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Patterson-Kane (ekane@avma.org).