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Animals and Your Health: Pet-Facilitated Therapy
The American Veterinary Medical Association http://www.avma.org
Shriners Hospitals for Children http://www.shrinershq.org
The Natural Connection http://www.thenaturalconnection.ca
Therapeutic Paws of Canada http://www.tpoc.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/10/2013