Human Animal Bond Association

(Previously the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians.  You can view the official letter from the president on the change by clicking here.)

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The Human Animal Bond Association advances the role of the veterinary and affiliated professional communities in nurturing positive Human-Animal interactions in society. Human-Animal interactions provide opportunities for motivation, education and recreation while enhancing quality of life.

About HABA

From an active and highly educated board of directors, to our mission, vision, and by-laws, find out who HABA is.


Find out our upcoming events, seminars, veterinary summits, HABA student scholarship award winners and more.

Our Sponsors

HABA is supported by a number of exceptional sponsors who help offset the cost of delivering benefits.


Going back to 2008, the Human Animal Bond Assocation has produced education information for the community.

Latest News

Bustad Award Recipient, Dr. Jody Sandler

Dr. Jody Sandler, founder of autism service dog program, receives AVMA Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Dr. Jody Sandler recipient of its 2016 AVMA Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian...

2018 HAB Educational Tracks Announced!

The Human Animal Bond Association continues its mission of providing educational tracts at major veterinary meetings. This year that mission has expanded to include the VMX, WVC and AVMA meetings. First, the newly named VMX (formerly the NAVC) in Orlando, next the WVC...

HABA Student Scholarship!

The HABA helps support students through offering a yearly scholarship.  Click here for Student Application

Student Scholarship

Interested in applying for the HABA Student Scholarship Program? It’s pretty awesome.

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