Understanding the 'Human-Companion Animal Relationship'
eCPD Tutorial with Susan Dawson
This 60 minute eCPD tutorial explores what is understood and meant by the human-companion animal relationship (HCAR), locating possible theoretical models for explaining this interspecies bond. It identifies the significance of HCARs within veterinary practice and illuminates how relationship centred veterinary practice (RCVP) can actively promote animal welfare. Using case study examples, key principles of RCVP are introduced, highlighting importance within pet bereavement support, enabling compliance and companion animal behaviour management