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Health and safety policies for therapy animal visits vary widely

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

This article discusses a study from the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction on the importance of policies for therapy animals at hospitals, elder care facilities, and other organizations. (Cummings School study authors: Deborah Linder, Lisa Freeman, Megan Mueller, Debra Gibbs, Hannah Siebens—2017 DVM/MPH graduate)

Survey: Can Therapy Animal Visits Pose Risk to Patients?

Friday, July 7th, 2017

This article discusses a study from the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction on the importance of policies for therapy animals at hospitals, elder care facilities, and other organizations. (Cummings School study authors: Deborah Linder, Lisa Freeman, Megan Mueller, Debra Gibbs, Hannah Siebens—2017 DVM/MPH graduate)

Intellectual and Emotional Benefits of Dogs

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

This radio interview with Dr. Deborah Linder, associate director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction, focuses on the benefits of animal-assisted intervention on the humans they interact with. The conversation highlights recent research from the Institute on how reading to therapy dogs impacted literacy skills and reading attitudes in second-grade students.

Courtney Glotzer

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Education: B.S., Animal Science, Pre-vet concentration, University of Vermont, 2016 M.S. in Animals and Public Policy, Tufts University, 2017 Current Position: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Candidate, Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine What… Read More