HABA wishes to thank Zoetis for their commitment to the human-animal bond and student education.  Through their generous donations, HABA is able to sponsor HAB-related seminars at various veterinary schools throughout the country.  It is with great appreciation that we dedicate this student page in gratitude for their generous efforts throughout the years.

Human-Animal Bond Club at Washington State University

The WSU HAB Club was co-founded in Fall of 2015 by Nicole Schwinkendorf, Kristin Kontogianis, Kara Fenity, and Michele Reinelt. Since then, it has developed into one of the most active clubs on the veterinary campus.

The American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians’ (AAH-ABV’s) mission is to “advance the role of the veterinary medical community in nurturing positive human-animal interactions in society.” The WSU student chapter holds discussions, invites speakers, and runs activities to promote that mission.

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Human-Animal Bond Club at UC Davis, California

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has a very active Human-Animal Bond Club. Each month, they bring in speakers to discuss various aspects of the HAB in practice. Talks for 2015 have included:

“Hospice Care and In-home Euthanasia: Supporting the Human-Animal Bond”
by Dr. Lynn Hendrix of Beloved Pet Mobile

“Reserving Judgement in Challenging Cases: Honoring Different Presentations of the Human-Animal Bond”
by Dr. Lynn Hendrix of Beloved Pet Mobile

“4Paws: Therapy Dogs and the Human-Animal Bond”
by Dr. Joanne Yates and Chris Cohen.

Human-Animal Bond Club at UC Davis, California

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has a very active Human-Animal Bond Club. Each month, they bring in speakers to discuss various aspects of the HAB in practice. Talks for 2015 have included:

“Hospice Care and In-home Euthanasia: Supporting the Human-Animal Bond”
by Dr. Lynn Hendrix of Beloved Pet Mobile

“Reserving Judgement in Challenging Cases: Honoring Different Presentations of the Human-Animal Bond”
by Dr. Lynn Hendrix of Beloved Pet Mobile

“4Paws: Therapy Dogs and the Human-Animal Bond”
by Dr. Joanne Yates and Chris Cohen.

Human-Animal Bond Club at The Ohio State University

Rachel Hollenbach (pictured second from the left) is a current student at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the class of 2016. She has served as one of our two Student Directors at Large since 2013, and is the current president and founder of the Student Chapter of the HABA at Ohio State.

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