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Healing Wounds—How Animals Can Help Our Soldiers

Dr. Taylor Opel, DVM, MPH
Major, United States Army

The use of therapy animals has gained in popularity in civilian facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, and schools. The military is beginning to see the benefit of these programs for use in soldier physical and mental rehabilitation. Opel studied the human-animal bond while at the University of Tennessee completing her Master of Public Health degree and is using this knowledge to make changes to military policy and culture and to develop and implement therapy-animal programs in military facilities.

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, A
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

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Health & Wellness, Science


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College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

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