Dog-Assisted Physical Therapy Research

Recently, the Human-Animal Interaction lab, directed by Dr. Monique Udell, has begun work in collaboration with members of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine (Drs. Wendy Baltzer and Craig Ruaux) and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (Megan MacDonald) on Dog-Assisted Physical Therapy Research funded through an OSU Division of Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Grant. Two undergraduate students, Shelby Wanser (2014 UHC DeLoach Work Scholarship Recipient) and Courtney Kutzler (2014 URSA Engage Recipient) have also been granted awards to begin or continue work on the human-animal interaction component of this project, supervised by Dr. Udell, throughout 2014.