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The 3rd edition set of our beautiful botanical notecards are now in available! Visit our 19th Century Botanicals page for more information.
HSL's exhibit cases are available for use by any faculty, staff or student at UB for displays that support teaching or research at UB. Displays must be for non-commerical purposes only. The exhibit cases can be reserved for extended lengths of time at no charge. To apply, please print out, read, sign and return the Guidelines for the Use of Display Cases and the Application for Use of display Cases, or contact Pamela M. Rose at 829-5722.
Animal Assisted Therapy
Reference Desk area, first floor, HSL
The use of pets in therapy is known as animal-facilitated therapy, which is an umbrella term that covers animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Animal therapy has been used to assist patients' emotional, psychological, and physical well-being during the course of treatment and/or long term care. Animal therapy uses animals, mainly dogs, to aid in healing patients holistically. Animal-facilitated therapy methods have been subjected to quantitative and qualitative research and its effectiveness on patients' outcomes and healing is documented. Even so, it remains a controversial topic in health care. The purpose of the display is provide facts regarding the history of (AAT) and how it is being used today to help improve the lives of patients.
Curated by Alissa Steele