McGreevy P, Hawke C, Celi P, Downing J. Learning and teaching animal handling at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science. J Vet Med Educ. 2007 Winter;34(5):586-97

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Handling animals in veterinary contexts can present unique challenges that are difficult to anticipate. Skillful handling of animals in health and disease enhances client and patient relations, while inappropriate handling affects diagnostic parameters and is detrimental to a compromised patient's ability to cope. This article describes animal-handling opportunities in the veterinary curriculum at the University of Sydney, Australia, with an overview of the core handling skills required at graduation.