Dogs in Health Care

Pioneering Animal-Human Partnerships

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About the Book

Dogs have a storied history in health care, and the human-animal relationship has been used in the field for decades. Over the years, certain dogs have improved and advanced the field of health care in myriad ways. In this book, the author presents the stories of these pioneer dogs, from the mercy dogs of World War I, to the medicine-toting sled dogs Togo and Balto, to contemporary therapy dogs. More than the dogs themselves, this book is about the human-animal relationship, and moments in history where that relationship propelled health care forward.

About the Author(s)

Jill Lenk Schilp is a humane educator, certified professional in health care quality, and masters-level registered nurse. She worked in health care for three decades before her current role as a humane educator and volunteer therapy animal instructor. Her work has appeared in books, journals, magazines, blogs, and print media. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America. She lives in Richardson, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Jill Lenk Schilp

Series Editor Brian Patrick Duggan

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7394-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3696-2
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dogs in Our World