Should My Dog and I Share A Doctor?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Off Campus - Location
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Free and open to the public.
UCLA Public Outreach and Zocalo Public Square present a panel moderated by Eryn Brown, Science Writer, Los Angeles Times.
We take it for granted that doctors and veterinarians do different things. But a century ago, many town doctors took care of both humans and farm animals.
This wasn’t odd. Nearly every human ailment, even “civilizational” ones such as depression or stress, has a non-human animal counterpart.
What’s odd is that we’ve let the division become so strict. Today, veterinary medicine and human medicine exist in silos, rarely communicating with each other, causing valuable insights to go unnoticed. Can we bridge the gap between animal and human medicine?
UCLA cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and UCLA writing lecturer Kathryn Bowers, authors of Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Health and Science of Healing, visit Zócalo to talk about the promise of a species-spanning approach to health and behavior.
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