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The PAUSE Program

Within the University of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work (UTVSW) Program, People and Animals United through Service and Education is a program that offers clinical and psycho-educational services to animal-related professionals and animal owners.

We may use the term "animal" because we respect that each of us has a unique relationship with our animal. People can consider their animals as family members, children, friends, and companions. People can also consider their animals as resources such as the farmer who stewards cattle or other livestock. People who care for animals like zoo keepers or other animal related professionals can also become attached to the animals in their care. We respect the uniqueness of each human-animal relationship and seek to support that unique relationship in whatever way is deemed helpful.





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