“Vets and Pets…” – Penn Vet graduate publishes chapter on film and the veterinary profession in Cinemeducation Vol. 2

CinemeducationV’11 Penn Vet graduate LaTasha Crawford, VMD, PhD has contributed a chapter on the usage of film in teaching various aspects of the veterinary profession to Volume 2 of Cinemeducation: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education. A follow-up to the widely acclaimed Volume One, this book’s comprehensive scope and innovative approach serves as an excellent resource for students, instructors, and professionals alike across a diversity of healthcare-related professions. “It provides readers with a wide array of film excerpts ready for immediate application in the classroom. Each excerpt includes the counter time, year of release, names of actors, a short description of the movie and the scene being highlighted as well as discussion questions.” (Back cover).

Dr. Crawford’s chapter “Vets and Pets: Domesticated Animals and the Veterinarians Who Care for Them” covers topics including the role of the veterinarian in society, legal and ethical issues for the practicing veterinarian, drug storage and regulations, lien laws, neglect, animal abuse and animal cruelty, the human-animal bond, client communication, and euthanasia. Dr. Crawford draws on examples from such films as Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Quarantine, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Dark Horse, Turner and Hooch, Amores Perros, The Long Shot, The Horse Boy, Wild Horse Redemption, and Marley and Me to illustrate salient teaching points related to the topics of discussion. The book can be found in the circulating stacks at R835 .C56 2012.

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